(413) 775-3320

The Institute for Wilderness and Emergency Medicine is committed to teaching engaging emergency response classes.

We have taught parents, healthcare professionals, teachers, camp staff, travelers, students, wilderness therapy professionals, migrant farm workers, aerobics instructors, solar installers, and more.

Our classes are unique because we place a great deal of emphasis on prevention of illness and injury both at home and in the backcountry. We also recognize there are factors out of our control. When these factors arise our students are confident in their ability to manage the situation with confidence and skill.

Scheduled Courses

Wilderness First Aid

June 18-19, 2018
Camp Treetops
Lake Placid, NY

This class is full.

Wilderness First Aid

June 20-21, 2018
9:00-5:00 each day
Camp Takodah
Richmond, NH

CPR for Adults, Children and Infants

June 26, 2018
The Hitchcock Center
Amherst, MA

First Aid

June 27, 2018
The Hitchcock Center
Amherst, MA

Wilderness First Aid

August 25-26
9:00-6:00 Saturday, 9:00-5:00 Sunday
Amherst College, Power House
Amherst, MA

Course Offerings


  • The following prices are for 8-11 students.
  • Groups with 12+ students receive a 10% discount.
  • No minimum number of participants for online courses.

CPR & AED | $40

CPR & AED (Partial Online) ​| $68
($23 for online course, $45 for in-person test-out)

BLS for Healthcare Providers | $45-$60*
*Healthcare providers who pay out-of-pocket for CPR are discounted to $45. Other Healthcare Providers are $60 minus any applicable discounts.

BLS for Healthcare Providers (Partial Online) | $70
($25 for online course, $45 for in-person test-out)

Basic First Aid | $55

Basic First Aid (Partial Online) | $68
(​$23 for online course, $45 for in-person test-out)

Basic First Aid + CPR | $85

​Online First Aid + CPR | $80
($35 for online course, $45 for in-person test-outs)

​Please contact us for Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding pricing.

"Hands-down, the best CPR class I have ever taken."

– Rebecca B., Homebirth midwife

"Extremely knowledgeable along with being able to keep a varied audience engaged...I would highly recommend you to my colleagues."

– Karen Z., Assisted living facility Executive Director

"I really loved your CPR class. I was overwhelmed just thinking about the amount of time you must have put into such a well thought out class."

– Anna M., Homebirth Midwife student

"You are an amazing teacher! You packed so much in, and I felt totally engaged the whole time!"

– Beth F., Camp Director

 "You are a wonderful teacher — it was so informative and you're so personable!"

– Mari S., Parent