Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as an outdoor professional — we offer courses to meet your needs.
Big Canoe Skipper Course
Learn to lead a big canoe with a novice crew on flat/lake water! This course introduces big canoe paddling to those individuals who have a basic knowledge of paddling strokes. You will gain knowledge and skill for the stern position in the big canoe. Offered through Ridge Wilderness Adventures.
Content: Paddling in a straight line, turns, docking, with and without the help of your crew. Crew commands, and leading skills, rescues, big canoe safety, paddling with other big canoes, what to expect from novice paddlers, packing for a trip, trim and balance of a canoe, how to work together.
Remote First Aid
This fun and interactive 20-hour course is a must for anyone who spends more than an hour away from medical aid. Offered by Alert First-Aid.
Content: This course includes trip planning and preparation, adult, child and infant CPR, obstructed airway procedures, artificial respiration, use of an AED, prevention of disease transmission, and wound management. Recognition and First-Aid treatment for drowning/partial drowning, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, hypothermia, heat stroke, bone, muscle and joint injuries, poisons, burns, diabetic emergencies, head and spine injuries, evacuation and transportation, and extended care will also be covered. Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands-on First-Aid and participating in first aid scenarios. By practicing with scenarios, students gain confidence, learn to improvise and react in emergency situations.