Sponsor/Host: YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Location: Ely, MN 55731 - United States

Dates: 5/18/2020 - 5/25/2020

Course Description:

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Sponsor/Host Information:


Contact Info:
for registration or
course questions

Kathleen Floberg
612-465-0487
Kathleen.Floberg@ymcamn.org

Directions to Course Location:

 

Directions from Twin Cities to Ely:

Take I-35 north to the Cloquet exit. Take Highway 33 north through Cloquet to Highway 53. Take Highway 53 north past Virginia to Highway 169. Go east on Highway 169 to Ely.

Directions from Ely to Camp Widjiwagan:

After taking 169 through the town of Ely, continue on 169 approximately 1.5 miles East out of town. Just East of the entrance to the International Wolf Center, turn left onto County Road 88. Follow County Road 88 for 2.3 miles, to 116 which is the Echo Trail. Turn right onto the Echo Trail and go 9.1 miles to the North Arm Road (less than 1 mile past Fenske Lake Campground). Turn left onto the North Arm Road (644) for approximately 1.5 miles to the camp entrance which will be on your left. Turn left into camp and proceed to the office in the Sigurd Olson Center.

From St. Paul to Camp Widjiwagan: approximately 260 miles, 5-6 hours driving time. Camp Telephone Number: (218) 365-2117.

 

Room and Board:

Lodging

Lodging is dormitory-style cabins. There is no plumbing in the cabins but each is close to a wash house with toilets and showers. Male, female, and gender neutral housing options are available. Students are required to bring their own linens. All meals are provided for students who pay for room and board. Only lunch is provided for everyone else.

Food

Food is included.

Registration Information:

Please contact Kathleen Floberg directly or complete the pre-registration form if you are interested in this course. Kathleen will send you registration information. You must be 18-years-old at the start of the course (per Widjiwagan policy)

To Register:

Please click here and fill out the form to let the sponsor know of your interest in the course. Someone from the sponsoring organization will be in touch to let you know if there is space in the course and to complete your registration. Filling out this form does not guarantee your spot in the course.

Instructors:

  Instructor Name Location Certifications
Mark Whitaker Mark Whitaker WA, United States WFR, WEMT-B

Contact Sponsor for Enrollment Info:

Please complete the following form, which will be forwarded to the course sponsor, who will assist you in completing the registration process.

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