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Wilderness First Responder

Course Details

Join us for an intensive three days of WFR review in the Boundary Waters of northern MN. You will have the benefit of LOTS of hands-on training in varied weather with an amazing group of fellow outdoor professionals and enthusiasts.VOBS is also legendary for its amazing meals (that cater to a variety of dietary needs/preferences) that help fuel a week of intensive learning.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Alice Henshaw
Host: Voyageur Outward Bound School
Licensed Training Company: AVH Global
Date
4/29/24 - 5/6/24
Cost
$825
Location
Ely, Minnesota United States

Bridge (WAFA to WFR)

Course Details

Join Holiday River Expeditions (HRE) at their desert headquarters in Green River, UT to build on current knowledge and turn your WAFA into a WFR.

UGO members and HRE agency partners are eligible for a discounted rate, see the registration page for details.

On-site space is available for camping, please bring your own gear.

This course meets guide and outfitter requirements in Utah.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Katie Woods
Host: Holiday River Expeditions
Date
4/30/24 - 5/3/24
Cost
$515.00
Location
Green River, Utah United States

5-Day Wilderness First Responder

This course requires pre-course work.
Course Details

Idyllwild: a classic mountain town with world-class climbing and bouldering…phenomenal mountain biking…stellar hiking…with lots of foodie options (and its own brewpub)- all within walking distance of your course. And: Joshua Tree National Park is only 75 minutes away! Small class sizes (usually max of 12) to enhance healthy and quality training, with flexible, reasonable lodging or camping options. Join us for a great course in a memorable location!

Full Course Description
Instructor: John Jacobs
Licensed Training Company: Adventure Risk Management
Date
5/1/24 - 5/5/24
Cost
$795
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for early registration! See our website for details...
Location
Idyllwild, California United States

Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

This course requires pre-course work.
Course Details

This course is taught in English. The course site, Ciel et Bois, is 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa in Cantley, QC. The beautiful property is surrounded by hundreds of acres of backcountry where you can hike, run, bike, cross-country ski and connect with nature.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Danny Peled
Licensed Training Company: Boreal River Rescue
Date
5/1/24 - 5/5/24
Cost
CA$1,059.00 
Location
Cantley, Quebec Canada

WFR Recertification

Course Details

Join Holiday River Expeditions (HRE) at their desert headquarters in Green River, UT to build on your WFR skills and keep that hard earned certification current.

UGO members and HRE agency partners are eligible for a discounted rate, see the registration page for details.

On-site space is available for camping, please bring your own gear.

This course meets guide and outfitter requirements in Utah.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Katie Woods
Host: Holiday River Expeditions
Date
5/1/24 - 5/3/24
Cost
$370.00
Location
Green River, Utah United States

5-Day Wilderness First Responder

This course requires pre-course work.
Course Details

Taught by Wilderness Medical Associates , this 5-day course is the industry standard for outdoor professionals. Many organizations require it as part of their job qualifications. Recommended for outdoor professionals and recreationalists who lead adventure trips, and those who are in the backcountry for days or weeks with the possibility of having to care for a patient over an extended time.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Gary Holt
Host: Camp Manito-wish YMCA
Licensed Training Company: Lochsa Wilderness Education
Date
5/2/24 - 5/6/24
Cost
With lunch: $830
Lodging and meals:$1,100 
Location
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin United States

Bridge (WAFA to WFR)

Course Details

We host our Toronto area medical courses at YMCA Cedar Glen – a 263-acre outdoor education centre 45 minutes north-west of downtown.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Danny Peled
Licensed Training Company: Boreal River Rescue
Date
5/2/24 - 5/5/24
Location
Schomberg, Ontario Canada

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