Teen Wilderness Adventures -7-day- On-The-Trail Wilderness First Aid & Rescue (Ages 15-18)
Date and Time
Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00AM - Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00PM
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
Learn the skills to deal with backcountry emergencies in an authentic setting. High in the presidential range of the White Mountains, you will learn about Wilderness First Aid and Search and Rescue. Participants will practice and experience search and rescue fist hand from our professional instructors and leave with a Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification from SOLO. Camp at the base of Tuckerman ravine and explore the surrounding area while getting hands on practice with the skills needed to respond to emergencies in the outdoors and walk away with increased confidence for future personal trips or adventures in the wilderness. For ages: 15-18
The participants will meet each other and the AMC instructors on the first morning at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. We will spend the morning getting to know each other, covering logistics and expectations, and thoroughly checking our personal gear and all group equipment. After lunch we will make any final equipment adjustments and backpack 2.4 miles to Hermit Lakes Shelters where we will set up basecamp for the duration of the trip.
Wilderness First Aid ~ An instructor from Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) will meet us at our campsite on day two and spend three days teaching backcountry first aid and CPR. This experiential section has plenty of hands-on scenarios, including a mock rescue. Particular emphasis is placed on preventing backcountry emergencies through proper trip planning and equipment selection. Participants will receive a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certification upon successful completion of this section. Introduction to
Search and Rescue ~ The following three days we will day hike in the Presidential Range and explore search and rescue techniques while learning about the history of this topic in the White Mountains. This section includes hands-on teaching and practice of search tactics, basic rescue systems, and incident response practice.
*Prices include instruction, transportation during the course, all meals from lunch the first day through lunch the last day, group equipment (tents, stoves, pots/pans, etc.), and all camping fees during the program.
Nearby AMC Destination
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
(best time to call: 8:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)
Chelsea brings twelve years of adventure programming experience to her role at the AMC. She began leading wilderness trips for teens in 2006 and went on to work in both field and program leadership positions around the United States and South America. Chelsea joined the AMC in the role of Teen and College Adventure Programs Manager in the summer of 2016. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina in Asheville.