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Wilderness First Responder

During the summer, we partner with NOLS and host a 10-day Wilderness First Responder course. Participants from around the country and within our island community gather at our school to complete this intensive course together.

The Wilderness First Responder course is essential if you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. This course is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue.

Summer Program Dates

Coming soon…

Program Costs for 2019*

  • Tuition: $790
  • Housing at the Spring Street Dorm: $350**

*2021 Program costs to be determined
**This fee is only for participants staying in our boarding facilities

Contact the Director

  • Bella Bledsoe
  • ibledsoe@springstreet.org
  • 206-419-3009