AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Wilderness First Aid Instruction Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date and Time

Friday, September 25, 2020 3:00PM - Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:00AM


The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) will be held twice in 2020 at the AMC Corman Harriman Outdoor Center in July and September. Check the New York/North Jersey Chapter web site for exact dates. The WFA course covers: - What is back country first aid - What is the golden 24 hours - Splinting and bandaging - Prioritizing needs - Patient assessment - Patient care - How to improvise, modify, and adapt The class is 16 hours in length and one must attend all 16 hours to be trained and certified in WFA. The class is fast paced in order to cover all the material and to get hands on practice through various scenarios. Previous first aid training is not necessary. Class size is limited in order to get the maximum time for hands on practice. Students are told to bring their full day packs and to learn how to use what they carry to deal with back country medical injuries/situations. Overnight Students will camp at the Black Rock Tent Platforms. Meals are not included and may be purchased separately or self-catered. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Wilderness First Aid Committee Volunteer Leaders. All registrants are required to have the following: - Masks or appropriate face coverings will be mandatory during the entire class. - All students must have their own bottle of hand cleaner or sanitizer - Students should bring latex gloves (dish washing gloves would be acceptable but must be snug fitting) Registration: Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space will be limited based upon AMC guidelines for resuming activities at this time. Register by Friday, Sept 11, midnight. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost: Camp (Tent Platforms): $230 Members / $295 Non-members Day Only: $155 Members / $210 Non-members Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (if applicable), instruction, course materials, certification (if test is passed), and volunteer leadership. Meals are not included and may be purchased as add-on with registration. Trail lunches may be purchase at camp, but advance purchase of breakfast and dinner is recommended. There is a secure bear box and campfire grill if you prefer to cook your own meals. Cancellation Policy: Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $155 member / $210 non-member
*Above rate is only day use for instruction, course materials, certification (if passed), volunteer leadership and does not include meals or accommodations.

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Driving Directions

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The camp is easily accessible by public transportation. Take either the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Tuxdeo, NY, or the Shortline bus from the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal to Tuxedo, NY. Click HERE to see the Van Shuttle pickup schedule. Call the camp office (617-523-0636 ext 56523) in advance to reserve a seat ($5 one way). The camp is about 45 minutes from NYC. Click here for detailed driving directions. ( Drive to Harriman State Park which is off the Palisades Parkway. The gate to the camp is on Lake Welch Parkway at the intersection of Pine Meadow Road. (41.217869, -74.106021). Drive up to the camp office to check-in and unload your gear. Then park in the big field.



First Aid
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center




Adults (18+)