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Cascadia Wilderness Medicine runs Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder courses in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, using curriculum, books and certification provided by Wilderness Medical Associates, Intl. All instructors used on these courses are WMA instructors. Certification is good for three years and is recognized all over the world.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, please email info@cascadiawildmed.com.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many courses have been canceled or postponed. As of today, March 25, 2021, the open enrollment courses listed below are still on track to happen as scheduled, with COVID related risk management protocols in place. 

 
 
Wilderness First aid, Skamokawa, WA                                    June 26-27, 2021   $249 
5 Day Wilderness First Responder, Skamokawa, WA          July 30-August 3, 2021   $699
5 Day Wilderness First Responder, Skamokawa, WA          September 10-14, 2021   $699
5 Day Wilderness First Responder, Mackay, ID                    october 1-5, 2021   $749 – includes lodging or camping
5 Day Wilderness First Responder, Skamokawa, WA          October 29-November 2, 2021   $699
7 Day Wilderness First Responder, Skamokawa, WA        december 16-22, 2021   $699 

 

 

Skamokawa, WA:

The Skamokawa courses will be held at the old Grange Hall in Skamokawa, WA, near the Columbia River in Wahkiakaum County. Skamokawa is about a 90 minute drive from Portland, OR, and about 3 hours from Seattle, WA.

No food or lodging is included in this course, however, the Grange Hall has a kitchen that students can use for meals. There is a small grocery/convenience store within walking distance of the classroom, and two larger grocery stores about 6 miles away in Cathlamet. There is also a bar and grill style restaurant in Skamokawa, also within easy walking distance of the classroom.

Lodging options in Skamokawa include tent or yurt camping at the county park across the highway from the classroom, inn rooms above the store, and several local B&Bs, as well as other options nearby in Cathlamet.

La Grande, OR:

The La Grande courses will be held at the Blue Mountain 4H center, about 20 minutes north of La Grande, OR.  La Grande is about a four hour drive from Portland, Oregon, and a little less than three hours from Boise, Idaho.

Lodging on site is in un-heated, un-insulated and un-electrified summer camp style cabins, with simple wooden bunks. You will need to bring your own bedding and whatever pads or mattresses you want to sleep on. You are also welcome to pitch a tent on site if you prefer, the price is the same either way.

A large, industrial kitchen is available for us to use, with plenty of refrigeration and lots of burners. Showers and bathrooms are in the same building as kitchen and classroom.

The town of La Grande has lots of dining and grocery options available.

 

Chewelah, WA:

Sadly, the organization running the Chewelah facility was forced to close it down due to the financial impact of COVID-19 related closures. We hope that it will be re-opened again in the near future.

The Chewelah courses will be held at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center, located about 9 miles, (20 minutes) east of Chewelah, WA, on Flowery Trail Rd. Approximately 90 minute drive from Spokane, WA.

Dormitory style lodging is included in the cost of these courses.

Meals are not included, however, propane cooktops and space to prepare food and wash dishes will be available next to the classroom. You will need to bring your own food, cooler, cookware and dishes. The town of Chewelah is about 20 minutes away with dining and grocery shopping options.

 

Mackay, ID

The Idaho courses will be held at the Lost River Field Station near Mackay. There is a small kitchen available to use, and on site camping or the use of primitive cabins is included in the price.

 

REGISTRATION:

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, please email info@cascadiawildmed.com.