Wilderness First Aid Training – Session 1

February 12-14, 2021

Camp Friedlander
581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

Wilderness First Aid Training – Session 2

March 12-14, 2021

Camp Friedlander
581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

Wilderness First Aid Training – Session 3

April 9-11, 2021

Camp Friedlander
581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

*Please note this training is required for one adult participant leading a High Adventure trip.
Additional courses are available on March 12-14 and April 9-11, 2021. Registration will be added closer to the event date.


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.

If you have some medical background, please contact Frank Burdsall before registering for the Advanced class. Those already trained in Basic WFA and needing re-certification should strongly consider reviewing their notes and taking the Advanced class.


The courses will all be offered at Friedlander’s Eagle’s Nest and participants can campout overnight or leave and come back after each class.


Remains $175 for Adults and $125 for older Scouts and Venturers (14+ recommended)

Includes Room & Board for the weekend and a comprehensive handout.

More information will be provided to those registered in the week before the class.

  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid w/ Instructor’s module
  • Basic Wilderness First Aid #1
  • Basic Wilderness First Aid #2


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 Administrator
(513) 577-7686