SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course, ME*

Date and Time

Saturday, June 1, 2024 9:00AM - Sunday, June 2, 2024 5:30PM


AMC's Knubble Bay Camp,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,
ME United States


Registration is required for this activity.

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid: The ability to apply basic backcountry first aid is vital for any outdoor enthusiast, whether it's for yourself or others. Moving beyond urban first aid, this course teaches the skills necessary to identify and treat medical issues common to wilderness settings and to prepare for long-term care scenarios. Includes hands-on practice and lectures. Upon completion, participants receive 16-hour SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify a current SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. A CPR certification will be offered in the evening of the first day, this is optional. Program Highlights: -Focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies -Coverage of topics balances classroom instructional sessions with hands-on practice in the outdoors -Nationally recognized certification for 2 years Sample Itinerary: Friday 3pm - Arrival at Knubble Bay 5:30-7:30pm - Dinner Saturday Breakfast 9am - Classroom & Practical Session 12n - Lunch 1pm - Classroom & Practical Session 4:30 - Class end first day 4:35 - Optional CPR Training\ Dinner Sunday Breakfast 8:30 - Classroom & Practical Session 12n - Lunch 1pm - Classroom & Practical Session 4:30 - WFA Quiz 5:30 - Class end

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Starting at:

Adult: $345 member / $395 non-member
*Instruction, Lodging, Meals: Lodging available Friday & Saturday night: Indoor bunkspace is limited and shared. These spots will be allocated first come first serve. Outdoor tent camping is available as well. There are 5 group sites and 3 tent platforms for guest use. All meals from Friday Dinner through Sunday Lunch provided. Please bring your own snacks. Facility is off grid with no running water, no wifi, and no electricity. There is cell phone service. Please plan ahead and prepare.

Past participants say...

-"Instructors were outstanding. Both were extremely knowledgeable about the topics discussed and obviously spoke from experience. Super credibility" -"I learned new facts about first aid that I didn't know. The instructors distilled the information to make it simple and easy to understand" -"Instructors were fantastic. I was particularly pleased with their approach to teaching which involved a lot of debunking of established misinformation in a simple, easy to understand way."

Related Link(s):

Knubble Bay Camp Website

Driving Directions

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The address is 144 Jewett Road, Georgetown, Maine. From Bath, take US Rt. 1 north across the Kennebec River Bridge. •Keep in the right-hand lane, and turn RIGHT immediately after the bridge onto Rt. 127, toward Reid State Park (Dairy Queen at the intersection) •LEFT onto Rt. 127 •Travel 5.8 m. and turn LEFT onto ROBINHOOD RD. (Look for antlers on a garage) •Travel 1 m. and take a sharp LEFT onto WEBBER RD. at the meetinghouse (It sneaks up on you) •Travel 1.2 m. and take first RIGHT turn onto JEWETT RD. (AMC sign) •Travel until you're sure you're lost, taking a RIGHT at each fork. The last fork is at the sign indicating the end of the town road •Turn LEFT at the AMC sign to KNUBBLE BAY CAMP (#144)

Students practice building an arm splint in a WFA course scenario


First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Knubble Bay Camp




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.