SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class

Register For:

Saturday and Sunday 
May 16-17, 2020
at Charleston Collegiate School
8 am - 5 pm

Optional CPR course Friday evening, May 15 

Co-hosted by Famous Adventures and Charleston Collegiate School, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the first aid course required by summer camps and Boy Scouts of America, and is strongly recommended for international religious and school group leaders.  

We are excited to offer a class right here in Charleston, on the beautiful campus at Charleston Collegiate!  Learn important skills and meet other locals who love working and playing outdoors. 

Learn more about the course topics on SOLO's website

What you'll need: 

  • Eat a healthy breakfast and bring lunch and a water bottle.  Sandwich-bar lunches available for $10, for both Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Dress appropriately for cold and/or rain.  Class takes place indoors and out, regardless of weather.

What you'll get: 

  • Course books + a SOLO instructor
  • 2 days at Charleston Collegiate's beautiful campus!
  • WFA Certification good for 2 years (upon completion of exam)
  • Optional CPR certification good for 1 year (upon completion of exam)


Wilderness First Aid is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based.
  • Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
  • Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Asthma
  • Cold-Related Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
  • Heat-Related Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Patient Lifting & Moving
  • Principles of Fracture Care
  • Rescue Plan
  • Response & Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Use of Epinephrine
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