Teen Wilderness Adventures -7-day- Wilderness First Aid and Rescue Leadership (Ages 15-18)

Date and Time

Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:00AM - Friday, July 19, 2019 3:00PM


White Mountains,
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 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. You will leave with increased confidence for future personal trips or adventures in the wilderness. For ages 15-18. General Itinerary: 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.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $1,799 member / $1,979 non-member
*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.

Driving Directions



First Aid
Leadership Training
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center






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