Certification Courses

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)


The Wilderness First Responder course provides comprehensive instruction in backcountry medicine. Our WFR course, offered on-site at Mink Lake Wilderness Camp, is facilitated by Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO), an outdoor leadership and backcountry medicine training school. Students will gain extensive, hands-on instruction from certified SOLO educators on topics such as Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Course includes both a comprehensive written exam and comprehensive practical skill assessment. WFR certifications are valid for three years. Contact SOLO for recertification information. For more information on other Coldwater Foundation programs, contact us at info@coldwaterfoundation.org.


Dates: May 31-June 7
Cost: $650 (room + board included)

Dates: June 10-13
Cost: $350 (room + board included)

Dates: TBD
Cost: $40

: Mink Lake Wilderness Camp