Our well-known and respected program is designed to provide outdoor leadership training that will enhance your ability to lead in an outdoor setting. All courses are taught by field professionals and include physical activity. Participants come away with solid training, growth in their skills, and most importantly, confidence to provide positive experiences for the people in their care.

Many of our courses are taught by Wilderness Medical Associates International, an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine.

For Camp Manito-wish YMCA staff members, this program provides an opportunity for additional training that enhances other camp staff training periods. Manito-wish staff members receive a reduced fee for all courses.

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For more information, email camp@manito-wish.org


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification

Taught by Wilderness Medical Associates . The Open Recertification course is open to graduates of all wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current Wilderness First Responder certification. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course.

DATES: May 12 – May 14, 2019

PREREQUISITES/ NOTES: Click here for more information. A deposit of $225 is required (send with registration form).

STANDARD FEES
COURSE (includes lunches): $310
OPT for lodging, breakfasts, dinners: $150
TOTAL: $460

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and meals): $225

OUTPOST STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and meals): $225


Wilderness First RESPONDER (WFR)

Taught by Wilderness Medical Associates , this course is the industry standard for outdoor professionals. Many organizations require it as part of their job qualifications. Recommended for outdoor professionals and recreationalists who lead adventure trips, and those who are in the backcountry for days or weeks with the possibility of having to care for a patient over an extended time.

5-day course

DATES: May 6 – May 10, 2019

PREREQUISITES/ NOTES: Pre-course work required; provided after registration.
Click here for more information. A deposit of $445 is required (send with registration form).

STANDARD FEES
COURSE (includes lunches): $595
OPT for lodging, breakfasts, dinners: $215
TOTAL: $810

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and all meals) $445

OUTPOST STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and meals) $340

9-day course

DATES: May 16 – May 24, 2019

PREREQUISITES/ NOTES: One day off, mid-course. Click here for more information. A deposit of $450 is required (send with registration form).

STANDARD FEES
COURSE (includes lunches): $640
OPT for lodging, breakfasts, dinners: $270
TOTAL: $910

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and all meals) $450

OUTPOST STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and meals) $350


Wilderness First AID (WFA)

Taught by Wilderness Medical Associates, this course is the industry standard for outdoor professionals. Many organizations require it as part of their job qualifications. Recommended for outdoor professionals and recreationalists who lead adventure trips, and those who are in the backcountry for days or weeks with the possibility of having to care for a patient over an extended time. Click here for more information.

2-day course

DATES:
May 26 – May 27, 2019
June 1 –  June 2, 2019
June 3 – June 4, 2019

PREREQUISITES/ NOTES: A deposit of $200 is required (send with registration form).

STANDARD FEES
COURSE (includes lunches): $260
OPT for lodging, breakfasts, dinners: $90
TOTAL: $350

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and all meals) NO FEE

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Wilderness Water Safety

Taught in Boulder Lake, this course is designed for individuals leading wilderness trips or lifeguarding on lakefronts. Results in a three-year certification recognized by the American Camp Association as a lifeguarding equivalent. Course does not include first aid and/or CPR. Please view the Wilderness Water Safety Requirements and Outline in order to ensure you meet the prerequisites of the course.

DATES:
May 24 – May 25, 2019
June 1  – June 2, 2019
June 3 – June 4, 2019

PREREQUISITES/ NOTES: A deposit of $180 is required (send with registration form). Refer to link regarding Requirements and Outline.

STANDARD FEES
COURSE (includes lunches): $200
OPT for lodging, breakfasts, dinners: $85
TOTAL: $285

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and all meals) $180

OUTPOST STAFF FEES
COURSE (includes fee, lodging and meals) $180

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