Here are the courses Cascadia Wilderness Medicine will be offering this coming spring:

April 3-5, 2018

Open WFR recertification course, $379

April 1-5, 2018

5 day Wilderness First Responder course, $649


These 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 well appointed kitchen that students are welcome to 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 in Cathlamet nearby.

I have been hosting WMA Wilderness First Responder courses here for Columbia River Kayaking since 2005, and have been teaching WMA courses all over the US, and in Greenland for two years. Skamokawa is a fantastic venue for a course like this, since all we have to do is step out of the classroom to find a wilderness-like environment to practice in.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, please email