Wilderness First Responder

  • March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Dunes Learning Center

    700 Howe Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Ticket Price $450.00-$1,199 This event is now over

Join Dunes Learning Center and Wilderness Medical Associates International to get your Wilderness First Responder certification! Course participants will learn how to assess and manage medical problems in wilderness environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

This WFR course combines online interactive learning followed by five days of in-person training. The e-learning section includes modules with readings, videos, self-practice assignments, quizzes and case studies. It is recommended to enroll in this course at least 4 weeks prior to the in person training date so that you have enough time to complete the e-learning section before the in-person portion begins. The five-day in-person course will involve lectures, hands on skills practice and patient simulations and a final test.  

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!  This course is a pass/fail.  100% attendance is mandatory.

The program fee includes instruction, textbooks, equipment use, certification, and continuing education credits. 

Course Cost:
$999 – Basic Package (includes program fee and meals)
$1,199 – Full Package (includes program fee, meals, and overnight lodging)

Questions? Please contact Erin Crofton at ecrofton@duneslearningcenter.org.

Date & Time

Mar 25, 2024 8:00 AM - Mar 29, 2024 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Dunes Learning Center

700 Howe Rd
Chesterton, Indiana 46304 Dunes Learning Center
Dunes Learning Center

The education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park, Dunes Learning Center delivers place-based environmental education programs to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature. Please visit our website: https://duneslearningcenter.org/

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