Classes & Activities
This challenging 80 hour course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. This class meets national standards for urban and extended care situations and is recognized by many agencies, schools and institutions. All levels of previous training are welcome. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Please visit the National Outdoor Leadership Schoolfor more information about the Wilderness Medicine Institute and NOLS courses.
Instruction Includes equipment basics, entering and exiting a kayak, and the essentials of a combat roll. Skills are taught based on participant’s level of experience. Preregistration and prepayment are required.
This open pool time gives patrons an opportunity to practice basic kayak techniques including paddle strokes, bracing, and the combat roll. Equipment is available to a limited number of people on a first-come, first-served basis. Others may bring their own equipment.
This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.
Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!
When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!