Wilderness First Aid
Hosted by Merrohawke Nature School

Are you prepared to care for others when help is delayed?


Your Mission: Learn the skills to prevent and respond to both the most common and the most serious issues encountered in nature in the this highly-immersive and experiential course.

Wilderness First Aid is for Woodsy Wanderers, Weekend Warriors, and Wilderness Leaders who want to be prepared to care for themselves and others in settings where help may be delayed.

Imagine setting off on adventures feeling peace of mind that you are prepared for whatever comes your way.


Why Take Wilderness First Aid?

This immersive experience is for people who spend time in the outdoors and want to know more advanced techniques for preventing and responding to emergencies.

After the course, you will set off on your adventures feeling more relaxed, self-reliant, and ready for anything.

Topics we cover include:

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Conducting a Patient Exam
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Patient History
  • Soft Tissue Injuries including Bleeding Control
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Dislocations
  • Splinting
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke
  • Burns
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Lightning
  • Bites and Stings
  • Allergies/Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Seizures

The Details


Our highly immersive experience combines experiential learning games, realistic scenarios, lectures rich with meaningful stories, and opportunity for Q&A. You will get dirty.


In-person: 16 Hours over two immersive days

Online: 1.5hrs CPR coursework + .5hrs online Skills Lab to be completed prior to WFA Course

Certification Period:

2 Years

Your cost: