Can you save lives? Want to learn how? After taking this exciting junior Wilderness First Aid class, you will feel comfortable in basic wilderness emergency and rescue situations. Telluride Academy medical specialists will spend part of each week teaching you basic first aid. During our first week together, we will camp out under the stars and practice various survival skills scenarios. Week two, we will put our skills to the test up at the Academy’s NEW high alpine campus at the High Camp Hut. Accessed by a short trek into the backcountry, you will live in a massive mountain lodge that is fully equipped with a kitchen, lounging areas, wood burning stoves, and cozy sleeping quarters! Once nestled in, we will work together and learn valuable skills in our remote and majestic outdoor classroom. We will participate in mock rescues, learn CPR, and study backcountry emergency care. You will learn how to clean and bandage a wound, splint a break, soothe a burn, wrap a sprain, and deal with major medical emergencies such as head injuries and airway obstructions. At the end of this course, you will build your own mini first-aid kit and learn the proper use of each item in it. Amaze your friends and yourself with your newly acquired life-saving super powers!
General Program Schedule:
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Monday - Thursday: Overnight on Wednesday
Monday - Thursday: Double Overnight on Tuesday
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
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*NEW! All participants will receive Telluride Academy backpacks, sleeping bags and sleeping pads while participating in this program! Gear will be used by instructors to teach proper packing techniques on the first day and will go home with students the night before their overnight backpacking trips. We ask that you bring an empty duffel bag on the morning of your overnights so your child's gear can be taken home easily at the end of each week.