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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: NOLS Wilderness First Aid Training

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments! Additionally, evening activities will be led by staff at the Environmental Education Center, giving attendees a chance to have fun while showcasing the summertime beauty of our national park.

Registration fee:

Before August 1: $305 General Admission/$300 Conservancy Members

After August 1: $315 General Admission/$310 Conservancy Members

About the National Outdoor Leadership School

Founded in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965, the National Outdoor Leadership School was founded primarily an outdoors skills school, working in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, NOLS is a multifaceted wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world.

In the beginning, founder Paul Petzoldt dreamt of nurturing leaders who knew how to live responsibly in the wilderness and teach others to do the same. To achieve this goal, NOLS has evolved to better accomplish this goal by offering more diverse courses and trainings. NOLS focuses on teaching leadership in many contexts, from leading during a medical emergency to leading during a wilderness expedition, and from training company executives to managing risk in the wilderness.

NOLS website: https://www.nols.edu/en/


About Cuyahoga Valley Institute

CVI’s core mission is to offer programs in nature-focused instruction which lead ultimately to a better understanding of the importance of preserving CVNP for current and future generations.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Ages 18+ preferred for this event.

Do I have to stay overnight at the Environmental Education Center?

Attendees do not have to stay overnight, but there is no reduction in cost for not staying overnight at the Environmental Education Center.

What are the available lodging facilities at the Environmental Education Center?

We will be lodging at the Lipscomb Campus, which has a variety of dorm rooms containing various combinations of twin bunk beds. Participants will share bedrooms and bathrooms. (There are enough beds, so everyone can have a ‘bottom’ bunk. Rooms are separated by gender.)  Meals will be provided by the Conservancy.

What should I bring to the event?

Attendees are asked to bring items necessary for staying overnight (if they wish to do so), along with sewing equipment for the classes they plan to attend. Other items to bring include:

2 pairs of shoes (one indoor use/one outdoor use); extra socks and shirts, as needed; jacket/outerwear appropriate for late June weather; water bottle; raincoat or poncho; sleeping bag or twin sheets/blankets and pillow; towel and washcloth, plus personal toiletry items.

Optional items to bring include: sunscreen/hat, if needed; journal/sketchbook, pencil/pen for taking notes, journaling, etc.

What’s the refund policy?

Attendees may receive refunds up to seven (7) days before this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We accept tickets in the following forms: printed, digital, or confirmation emails. Please make sure to have one of the prior mentioned for ease of entrance.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Ticket purchases are non-transferable.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

This is acceptable as long as the individual attending has a printed ticket, digital ticket, or confirmation email for proof of purchase.


Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States


Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park