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Wilderness First Responder

This is the medical course that has become the standard for back country rangers, river guides, outdoor leaders, as well as N.O.L.S. and Outward Bound instructors. College Outdoors at Lewis & Clark College is sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course for the tenth year now!  The course is taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS.

 

More detailed course information:

Wilderness First Responder Course @ WMI

Wilderness First Responder Hybrid Recertification Course @ WMI



January 2016 Wilderness First Responder Course through WMI  - near Apopka, FL:  Kelly Park (an Orange County Parks & Recreation facility) sponsored by Lewis & Clark College

Course dates January 5 - 13, 2017 (9-days)
Fee

General Public Rates:

  • $695 - Tuition Only
  • $745 - Tuition with Camping (no meals included)
  • $757 - Tuition plus Lunches* (for commuters. Includes 2 dinners on the days of evening sessions)
  • $895 - Tuition with all Meals* and Camping (tents only, no motor homes)

Lewis & Clark College Student Rates:

  • $595 - Tuition Only
  • $645 - Tuition with Dorm housing (no meals included)
  • $845 - Tuition with Dorm housing and all Meals*

*Group meals can accommodate omnivore and vegetarian diets. For vegan, gluten free, and other dietary restrictions please plan to bring your own food. Cost for all meals covers 3 meals/day: from dinner 1/4/17 through breakfast 1/14/17.

What the fee covers Fee for this course covers tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Meals and lodging are available for additional cost as listed above.
How often the course meets This 80-hour course will meet 8 to 12 hours per day over the scheduled days. Class length may vary, due to outdoor scenarios and rescue training being taught. We recommend you don’t have any other commitments while taking this course, as you will be busy!
How to register

You can register by phone or email. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

PHONE: Please call our office at 503-768-7117 during business hours. We can accept credit and debit card payments over the phone. We can also accept checks payable to “Lewis and Clark College”.  We can hold your spot for 7 days while we wait for your check to arrive.

EMAIL: Complete the Registration Form and email it to yuska@lclark.edu. If you prefer not to include credit card information on the form, you can make payment over the phone or by check as indicated above. 

Location Details

The course will take place at Camp Joy in Apopka-Kelly State Park, near Orlando, Florida. Camping is allowed ONLY in tents at Camp Joy. No pets or alcohol are allowed, but there is a pub about half a mile away for those of legal age. Motorhomes or camper trailers can reserve a site a Kelly Count Park next door, but you must do this with Kelly Park directly, and the overnight camping fee is higher.

Verizon and most major cell phone carriers can expect reception at Camp Joy, but there is no internet access. We can run a shuttle to the nearby McDonalds to access the internet some evenings. 

Lewis & Clark College will run a free shuttle from MCO (Orlando International Airport) to Camp Joy, leaving MCO at 3 PM and again at 8 PM on Wednesday, January 4th, to take students to Camp Joy in Apopka.  

After the course, a free shuttle will leave Camp Joy at 10 AM and again at 2 PM on Saturday, January 14th. Without traffic or construction, it is approximately 46 minutes from MCO (Orlando International Airport) to Camp Joy, and vice versa.

You must sign up in advance,  and sign a release for the college, to take this free shuttle.



PORTLAND COURSE CURRENTLY FULL, BUT WAIT LIST AVAILABLE.  January 2016 Wilderness First Responder Course through WMI  - at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Course dates January 5 - 14, 2017 (10-days)
Fee

$595 for LC Students

$725 for the general public

What the fee covers Fee for this course covers tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.
How often the course meets This 80-hour course will meet 8 to 12 hours per day over the scheduled days, with one day off to be scheduled by the instructor. (Class length may vary, due to outdoor scenarios and rescue training being taught.) We recommend you don’t have any other commitments while taking this course, as you will be busy!
How to register

Student registration for the WFR begins on Friday, September 2, 2016.

General public registration begins on Monday, October 3, 2016. 

Please call our office at 503-768-7116 if you’d like to register. Payment in full at the time of registration is required to secure your space.

   


November 2016 WFR-Recertification Hybrid Course through WMI - at Lewis & Clark College

Course dates November 19 - 20, 2016 (2-days plus an on-line portion before Nov 19) 
Fee

$250 for LC Students

$310 for the general public

What the fee covers Fee for this course covers tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.
How often the course meets

This hybrid format recertification course blends online learning with 2 days of scenarios. It is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications.

How to register

Student registration for the Hybrid WFR-Recert begins on Friday, September 2, 2016.

General public registration begins on Monday, October 3, 2016. 

Please call our office at 503-768-7116 if you’d like to register.  Payment in full at the time of registration is required to secure your space.

   


DON’T WAIT TOO LONG!

These courses are very popular and usually fill up early!
Be sure to register soon if you want a space.

If you have any questions or want to register, don’t hesitate to call College Outdoors at (503) 768-7116. Or just stop by our office!