WMA Wilderness First Responder Certification

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 7-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 in order to complete the COVID-19 pre-screening requirements. All students once on the property will not be allowed to leave until the completion of the course. Wilderness Medical Associates will not be refunding any course fee if you leave the property and/or become sick while taking the course. 

Dates: May 18-24, 2021

Recommended For

  • Backcountry Trip Leaders
  • Camp Counselors
  • River Guides
  • Ski Patrollers
  • Students in Outdoor Recreation Programs


All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications. The CPR course is based on the 2015 ILCOR/AHA guidelines.  All WMA certifications remain valid for three years. The course is registered for 70 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE.

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Payment Details 

Course: $750

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Lodging & Meals 

Lodging & Meals are provided separately by Camp Eagle. 

  • Camping: $10.00/night + one-time $10.00 land access fee 
  • Dorm-Style: $21.00/night 
  • Meals: $7.00/meal

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