Refresher Courses

This is REFRESHER Wilderness First Aid course. In order to qualify for this course, you must have a current Wilderness First Aid card that will expire within 3 months of this course. You will need to present it to the instructors upon arrival. Additionally, you must read your field guide from the previous class from cover to cover prior to this course. You must read over notes and booklet from previous class. Bring Field guide and booklet to refresher course. You will retake full test at the end of the course. You will complete 7-8 skills, 4 labs and 2-3 scenarios.


February 3, 2024

8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Camp Craig
6113 Price Rd, Milford, OH 45150


February 4, 2024

8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Camp Craig
6113 Price Rd, Milford, OH 45150

Traditional Courses

Wilderness First Aid Training

March 15-17, 2024

Camp Craig
6113 Price Rd, Milford, OH 45150

Wilderness First Aid Training

April 6 & 7, 2024

Camp Friedlander Dining Hall
581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

Wilderness First Aid Training

April 12-14, 2024

Cub World
6035 Price Rd, Milford, OH 45150

Wilderness First Aid Training

June 8 & 9, 2024

Camp Friedlander
581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

*Please note this training is required for two adult participants leading a High Adventure trip.


Wilderness first aid (WFA) is a course for everyone planning a remote high adventure ranging from lay responders to medical professionals. It focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care.

Diagnosis and care for injuries and illnesses occurring outside the 911 response envelope.  This weekend class prepares you to handle serious back-country emergencies.  Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive series of lessons in how to react and respond in remote, life threatening situations.  Lots of activity and hands-on work in classroom and outdoor scenarios keeps it fun!


Scout leaders and older Scouts / Venturers with some First Aid training and a serious interest in advancing their knowledge. You should be familiar with the material in the First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet. Although CPR training is strongly suggested and a requirement for the High Adventure bases, it is not covered in this class.

The Basic WFA certification is required for the BSA High Adventure bases, the Advanced certification is above and beyond.  If not a medical professional, you should take Basic Wilderness First Aid before choosing the Advanced class.


The courses will all be offered at Camp Craig in the Program Building and participants can campout overnight, stay in a room in the Program Building or leave and come back after each class.


The traditional WFA course is $240 for Adults and $225 for older Scouts and Venturers (14+ recommended). The refresher WFA course is $125.


  • Lodging in the Program Building at Camp Craig or in a nearby campsite
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday). 
  • Course materials, field guide and certification.

Refund Policy

Individuals or groups that cancel a program reservation 30 days prior to the date of the event will receive a refund of fees paid, less a 20% administrative charge. No refunds will be given after the 30-day cancellation deadline. Fees are transferable to other, non-registered, Scouters.


Questions? Feel free to contact one of our Instructors or the WFA Staff Advisor.

John Rettig, Lead WFA Instructor

Anita Beauchamp, Lead WFA Instructor

Michelle Byrne, Program Director
(513) 577-7686