At Pok-o-Maccready Outdoor Education center

$225 Tuition

$310 w/ meals & Dorm lodging

$360 w/ Meals & Private Lodging

At SUNY Cortland



$225 Tuition



Our Wilderness First Aid class is a fun, hands-on, weekend-long initiation to the principles of wilderness medicine.  Mountain Biker? Climber? Camp Counselor? Boy Scout Leader? If you enjoy spending time off the grid, this course is for you.  From canoeing in the Adirondacks and backcountry skiing in Vermont to micro adventures in your own backyard, these skills will serve you and your family well, wherever you recreate.

The WFA is an introductory class; no prior medical experience is needed. You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective treatments for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, and how to decide when it's time to evacuate your patient. This course does not include a CPR certification. Learn about getting college credit for your WFA from our curriculum provider, NOLS Wilderness Medicine.

"People get hurt on level ground, on warm, partially cloudy days when you feel well rested and prepared to handle an emergency...." Said no one, ever! We'll venture outdoors to practice our skills regardless of the weather, so come prepared for rain, snow, mud, sun and everything in-between.  

16 hours over 2 days | 8 to 5 with an hour for lunch | Minimum age 16  

My instructors - can’t say enough about them. They worked very well with visual aids. Scenarios were excellent and very thorough. Public speaking skills were excellent and never lost the attention of the class. I feel like I know what to do now if one of my family gets hurt on the trail.
— John B, WFA Student, October 2016