Get Wilderness First Aid Certified!
Presented by the NCAC Camps, the Outdoor Preparedness Initiative (OPI) offers Wilderness First Aid certification with CPR/AED. OPI aims to prepare Scouts, Scouters, and outdoor enthusiasts for high adventure activities and other outdoor adventures. Certification is provided through the American Red Cross. Courses are offered at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, VA at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda, MD in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. During the summer, OPI moves to Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, VA to offer courses to adult leaders attending one of the six Goshen camps. For information on the OPI courses offered at Goshen Scout Reservation, please visit the Goshen website at www.gotogoshen.org.
When attending national and local high adventure bases, at least one member of the crew needs to be certified in Wilderness First Aid. Please check out the information for the high adventure base you are attending to learn more about their specific requirements.
Participants must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification. CPR/AED is certification is offered as an option during this course for those that need it.
Cost for 2021 Courses
|Winter Courses at Snyder (Jan – Apr)|
CPR/AED certification is required. If you are already certified, please bring proof of certification.
Refunds & Cancellations
- Transfers to another course date are available at no additional fee.
- Prior to 2 weeks before the course, there is a refund processing fee of 15%.
- After 2 weeks before the course begins, there is a course cancellation fee of 50%.
|Course Dates – Early 2021 Courses at Camp Snyder|
|January 16-17, 2021|
|February 20-21, 2021|
|February 27-28, 2021|
|March 13-14, 2021|
|March 27-28, 2021|
|April 17-18, 2021|
|April 24-25, 2021|
|June 19-20, 2021|
Course Details – Camp Snyder
This 2 day course will offer day only instruction Saturday from 0800 – 2000 and Sunday from 0800 – 1400. Class size is strictly limited in order to meet with currently recommended COVID-19 protocols. There will not be an overnight stay involved in order to reduce any related risk factors. Participants should bring their own lunch / snacks.
Jonathan Bjorson, OPI Lead Instructor
Phone: (301) 693-7683