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Friday, July 15, 2022 3:00PM - Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:00PM
The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
Learn how to manage accident scenarios and provide first aid when you are in backcountry and emergency services are not close by. The Wilderness First Aid (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 Beaver Brook tent platforms. Each platform can hold 2-3 two-person backpacking style tents. Tent platforms will be shared so please be considerate with the size of your tent. Tents are available to borrow with advanced request from the camp office. A secure bearbox for overnight food storage is available and required. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. 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 Registration: Advance registration is mandatory. Space is currently limited and usually sells out. Your registration is not complete until payment. Cost: Camp: $240 AMC Members / $300 Non-members Day Instruction Only: $165 AMC Members / $205 Non-members Rate includes 3 Days/2 nights accommodation (if applicable), instruction, course materials, certification test, 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. 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.
COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.
The camp is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the train from New York to Sloatsburg, NY. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for shuttle reservations in advance. Please check public transportation schedules in advance for current availability. The camp is about 45 minutes from NYC. 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.