A Flurry of Wilderness Medical Training in Western North Carolina

Summer camp and river guiding adventures are about to start!  Wilderness Medical Associates is in the thick of preparing hundreds of folks with 10 wilderness medicine courses running in the mountains of western  North Carolina.

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Fay Johnson (right) and I (left) are visiting WMA sponsor camps hidden in these beautiful mountains – Falling Creek Camp, Camp Greenville, Blue Star Camp, Camp Mondamin and some other sponsors (Brevard College and Broadreach in Raleigh).  It’s such a treat to visit our awesome instructors, talk with sponsors, and soak up the youthful energy of camp counselors and outing staff.

This trip reminds me of my own wonderful camp experiences and work as a wilderness trip leader in New England.  Back in the day, we had NO wilderness medical training. Yikes!

By the end of next week, North Carolina will be a safer place because 250+ people will be newly certified in Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, or as Wilderness First Responders.

Anne Rugg
General Manager
Wilderness Medical Associates

Sponsor Photos:

Bottom left: JJ of Camp Carolina, WMA Sponsor
Bottom right: Susan Breen of Blue Star Camps, WMA Sponsor

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