"Spending time in nature has countless benefits, but it also comes with risks. As families venture out and spend more time in nature we want them to be prepared." -Rochelle, Family Earth
Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA) Certification offered in partnership with Wilderness Rescue Solutions
Responding to a growing need, Family Earth is partnering with Wilderness Rescue Solutions to deliver a course tailored to the needs of families with children. The first component of the training is completed online, followed by a half day workshop where participants earn their certification. The hands-on workshop accommodates families with children of all ages. Youth (15-18) can participate alongside their parents and earn their certification, infants and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents, and middle aged children (4-14) are invited to join Family Earth staff for an exciting wilderness experience on Family Earth’s acreage.
What You'll Bring Home
The Skills to Respond When Disaster Strikes
Your Internationally Recognized Certification
Knowledge Of How To Enjoy Nature Safely
Wilderness First Aid
Format: The Wilderness First Aid Certification starts with an online self-study component to be completed at your own pace. Having completed the online component, participants will gather at Family Earth to practice their emergency response skills and achieve their certification.
Cost: $350 for each adult or youth participant seeking certification. $30 for children participating in the wilderness experience. Free for infants and toddlers staying with their parents in the training.
Ages: Those above the age of 14 are eligible for their BWFA certification. Children not taking the course are invited to join Family Earth staff for an exciting afternoon exploring nature on our acreage.
When: The workshop will take place after completing the online self-study component. Participants will meet at Family Earth from 1-4pm on Sunday August 8th.
Where: Family Earth is located at 14081 Groves Road, Ingleside, Ontario, K0C 1M0, 60 minutes south of Ottawa, 90 minutes west of Montreal, and 20 minutes west of Cornwall.