Wilderness First Aid

Do you camp, travel, or work in remote locations where medical care is more than an hour away? Then this Wilderness First Aid course is for you!

Learn to understand and manage common medical illnesses and emergencies when more advanced care is not immediately available. The course combines presentations about common wilderness first aid situations with active skills practice. Hands-on scenarios allow participants to experience emergencies in a realistic setting, and put their knowledge and skills together in a team-based approach.

Course details: One spring and one fall course is offered each year at Camp Babcock-Hovey in Ovid, NY

Participants are welcome to come early and camp Friday evening.

Current certification in CPR AED is required to take this course. Participants without CPR AED certification cannot be certified in Wilderness First Aid. We will be offering a CPR AED course prior to the WFA course.

Early registration fee is $95 and the full registration fee is $120. Please refer to the course brochure for the correct deadlines.

The course fee includes meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch) and overnight camping Friday and Saturday nights. Maximum registration is 25 participants.

Download: 2017 - Wilderness First Aid Spring Brochure (PDF)

Download: 2017 - Wilderness First Aid Fall Brochure (PDF)

For questions, please contact course director Craig Kaplan (email: ckaplan0951@gmail.com; phone: (585) 261-9020).

This course is co-sponsored by Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), in association with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons.

  • Wilderness First Aid (Spring) - 2017
    May 19, 2017 to May 21

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  • Wilderness First Aid (Fall) - 2017
    October 13, 2017 to October 15

  • Wilderness First Aid (Spring) - 2018
    May 18, 2018 to May 20

  • Wilderness First Aid (Fall) - 2018
    October 12, 2018 to October 14