Here are the courses Cascadia Wilderness Medicine will be offering in the coming months:

5 Day Wilderness First Responder, La Grande, OR            April 8-12, 2019   $749 includes lodging
5 Day Wilderness First Responder, Chewelah, WA        Oct 5-9, 2019   $799 includes lodging
7 Day Wilderness First Responder, Chewelah, WA        Dec 15-21, 2019   $799 includes lodging



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.


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:

The La Grande course 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.


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