Mountain-top Retreat Wilderness First Aid certification course

[Hi friends, sorry this course is now all filled up.  Please join the next nearby one in this region, in Ferrum, on October 8-9; registration is open at  Thanks!]

>> WHO: Open to the general public, adults & youths ages 12+ with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.

>> WHAT: DISASTER + TRAVEL + WILDERNESS FIRST AID Certification Course: Hands-on learn how to save life & limb, when mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, travel or rural area far from hospital, or natural area miles from an access point, during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance arrival. Blend of classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice. Come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving skill and confidence, and 2-year SOLO certification. No prerequisites.

>> UNIQUE BONUS – THIS CLASS ONLY – TRULY A MOUNTAIN-TOP WEEKEND RETREAT!: This class normally is crammed into two packed days 8:30am – 6:30pm. The most common feedback is folks wish it were spread out over three days instead. This is the ONLY opportunity all year long to do exactly that. This will be one of if not the most enjoyable course experiences all year long. By spreading it out over three days and at this beautiful location, we will enjoy:
> Longer lunch breaks, beside a lake with a sandy beach and free boat(s) to paddle
> Late afternoons off, to explore on-site trails, take a dip, relax on the beach, etc.
> Evening cookouts
> Sunset short hike to a beautiful Appalachian Trail rock outcropping
> Night-time big campfire circle fun
> Optional CPR class, and optional super-cheap lodging (see below)
> All up at an elevation of 3,800 feet in a beautiful mountain-top setting.
This weekend will be enriching and fun on so many levels!

>> TIMING: This is a 3-day class, Saturday through Monday (Labor Day) September 3 – 5, starting at 8am each day. Each day will end at a different time; on Labor Day we’ll finish the course at 3:30pm.

>> LODGING (optional): A bed in an on-site cabin is just $9/night, a short drive away there’s free camping along the Appalachian Trail, and just a bit further is a forest service campground.


>> Fee:  $185 = the same fee for the 3-day class (and note, another less-reputable organization in the area charges $240 for a 2-day class) .

>> CHARITABLE DONATION:  10% of course proceeds will go to Mountain Lake Biological Station.

>> INFO / TO REGISTER: or 434-INJURED (434-465-8733)

>> CPR/AED/CHOKING for ADULT/CHILD/INFANT certification course (optional): Friday eve September 2nd, 7pm – 10pm, most fun CPR course you’ll ever take — no sleepy DVD, instead lots of hands-on scenario practice. $39 (for comparison, another reputable org now charges $70!).

Spaces are limited.