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.

Register for Outdoor Leadership School

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 10-12, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $310*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $460*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $225*

*A deposit of $225 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5-Day Training

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.

DATES: May 4-8, 2023 or May 15-19, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Pre-course work is required and will be provided after registration. Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $725*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $875*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $365*

*A deposit of $365 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


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.

DATES: May 22-23, 2023

DATES FOR MANITO-WISH STAFF ONLY: June 4-5, 2023; June 6-7, 2023 and July 9-10, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $285*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $375*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: No Charge

*A deposit of $285 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

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Wilderness Water Safety (WWS)

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.

DATES: May 24-25, 2023

DATES FOR MANITO-WISH STAFF ONLY: June 4-5, 2023; June 6-7, 2023 and July 11-12, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here to view required prerequisites and the Wilderness Water Safety course outline.

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $225*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $310*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $180*

*A deposit of $180 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Behavioral First Responder (BFR) Training

Behavioral First Responder (BFR) is the definitive course in behavioral healthcare training for outdoor educators, camp counselors, and others who work or play in the outdoors. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage behavioral problems in Experiential Education.

DATES: May 22-23, 2023 and June 2-3, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $350*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $435*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $250*

*A deposit of $250 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Ropes Course Certification & Skill Development

Experiential Systems Inc. will be onsite for a single day assessing trainees for an ACCT Level 1 or Level 2 Certification (1 testing day). Expect 8-10 hours for the day. Join us to maintain or receive a certification.

ASSESMENT DATE: May 20, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunch: $200*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $250*

ROPES COURSE SKILL DEVELOPMENT: May 17-19, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $350*

*A deposit of $200 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now

Testimonials

Watching the students tackle the challenges posed by the activities at Camp has enhanced my own appreciation, both for the students and for the work done by the Manito-wish staff and colleagues.
G. D.

Testimonials

Watching the students tackle the challenges posed by the activities at Camp has enhanced my own appreciation, both for the students and for the work done by the Manito-wish staff and colleagues.
G. D.

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.

Register for Outdoor Leadership School

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 10-12, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $310*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $460*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $225*

*A deposit of $225 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5-Day Training

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.

DATES: May 4-8, 2023 or May 15-19, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Pre-course work is required and will be provided after registration. Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $725*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $875*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $365*

*A deposit of $365 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


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.

DATES: May 22-23, 2023

DATES FOR MANITO-WISH STAFF ONLY: June 4-5, 2023; June 6-7, 2023 and July 9-10, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here for more information. (external site)

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $285*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $375*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: No Charge

*A deposit of $285 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Wilderness Water Safety (WWS)

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.

DATES: May 24-25, 2023

DATES FOR MANITO-WISH STAFF ONLY: June 4-5, 2023; June 6-7, 2023 and July 11-12, 2023

PREREQUISITES/NOTES: Click here to view required prerequisites and the Wilderness Water Safety course outline.

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $225*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $310*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $180*

*A deposit of $180 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Behavioral First Responder (BFR) Training

Behavioral First Responder (BFR) is the definitive course in behavioral healthcare training for outdoor educators, camp counselors, and others who work or play in the outdoors. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage behavioral problems in Experiential Education.

DATES: May 22-23, 2023 and June 2-3, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunches: $350*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $435*

MANITO-WISH STAFF FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $250*

*A deposit of $250 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now


Ropes Course Certification & Skill Development

Experiential Systems Inc. will be onsite for a single day assessing trainees for an ACCT Level 1 or Level 2 Certification (1 testing day). Expect 8-10 hours for the day. Join us to maintain or receive a certification.

ASSESMENT DATE: May 20, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee and Lunch: $200*
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $250*

ROPES COURSE SKILL DEVELOPMENT: May 17-19, 2023

STANDARD FEE
Course Fee, Lodging and Meals: $350*

*A deposit of $200 is required. Please submit payment (check or credit card) with your registration form.

Register Now