5-Day Wilderness First Responder

Course Info:


2/24/2019 - 3/2/2019


$1399 USD


Pacuare, - Costa Rica

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Boreal River Rescue

Contact Info:

Boreal River Rescue
(866) 242-9383

Course Description:


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.

Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.


Explore the tropical rainforest. This course includes rafting the famous Pacuare River, lodging at a riverside ecocamp, meals, and return transport from San Jose.

Room and Board:






With great fresh food, spacious lounging areas with hammocks, comfy chairs and tables, platform tents, bathrooms, and showers - all well maintained, sustainably built, and cared for by fantastic local staff - the camp makes for a very special course location and home. Experience tropical nature up close.


 Instructor NameLocationCertifications
Danny Peled Danny Peled

Gracefield, QC



Registration Site

borealriver.com/en/courses/costa-rica/costa-rica-wilderness-medicine-andfirst- responder-wfr-training/

Payment and Fee Policies

Explore the tropical rainforest. This course includes rafting the famous Pacuare River, lodging at a riverside eco-camp, meals, and return transport from San Jose.

Itinerary: Sunday –  Meet and get picked-up in San Jose. Drive 2 hours through beautiful countryside. Paddle fun rapids by raft. Stop for side hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes on your way to ‘El Nido Del Tigre’ (the riverside camp)

Monday to Friday –  WFR training

Saturday - Raft non-stop whitewater through deep gorges and primary rainforest. Return to San Jose or continue on your travels…

This program is for anybody aged 18 and up who is physically active. You don't need any medical or river experience. The course is taught in English.