Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

[Ages 18+]

The Wilderness First Responder course provides comprehensive instruction in backcountry medicine. This course is the industry standard for professional outdoor guides, ski patrol, and trip leaders, or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions. Offered on-site at Mink Lake Wilderness Camp, our WFR course is taught by a visiting instructor from Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators.

Students will gain extensive, hands-on instruction from certified 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.

For more information, please contact us at info@coldwaterfoundation.org.

 

WFR | Dates: June 8-15, 2024 | Cost: $975

All meals and housing included at our beautiful off-grid basecamp. Housing includes a bunk in a Men’s or Women’s cabin, outhouses and hand-washing facility. Discount available if you plan to commute from Grand Marais.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

[Ages 18+]

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) is an entry-level first aid course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants basic training for wilderness trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. AWFA certification is valid for 2 years.

For more information, please contact us at info@coldwaterfoundation.org.

 

AWFA | Postponed for 2024

All meals and housing included at our beautiful off-grid basecamp. Housing includes a bunk in a Men’s or Women’s cabin, outhouses and hand-washing facility. Discount available if you plan to commute from Grand Marais.

Location: Mink Lake Wilderness Camp, Grand Marais, MN

Mink Lake is our base camp and center for outdoor leadership. Located in the heart of the Superior National Forest and strategically situated nearby several entry points for the unparalleled Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area. Mink Lake is a simple and beautiful camp with a long, rich history of inviting people to enjoy the solitude and power of wilderness. Mink’s historic lodge, heated log cabins, camp sauna and high ropes course are the perfect base camp for a wilderness tripping ministry and a great place to come back to.