The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Resort, Montana 

July 27 - July 31, 2019


This series of workshops and activities have been designed to maximize enjoyment and education for your entire family. Our Youth Wilderness Education Program for Children is nationally acclaimed and classes fill quickly! Please register early as space is limited. Please register for child & teen programs on the main conference registration page.

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Survival for Kids

Saturday, July 27 8:30 - 11:30 am
Sunday, July 28 8:30 - 11:30 am
Monday July 29 8:30 - 11:30 am

An interactive and educational workshop designed exclusively for children that provides a positive, fun and rewarding experience. Children learn how to avoid getting lost, how to spend a survival night out, and how to stay warm. Includes practice signaling and building improvised shelters. (Ages 6-11) $70.

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Wilderness First Aid For Kids

Sunday, July 28 8:30 - 11:30 am
Sunday, July 28 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This course will teach children how to recognize and manage common medical problems and emergencies. (Ages 7-11) $70.

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Survival for Teens

Saturday, July 27 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Monday, July 29 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This course is designed to teach older children how to navigate safely, avoid getting lost in the backcountry, build improvised shelters and fires, find food, and survive an unexpected night out. (Ages 12 and up) $70.

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Wilderness First Aid For Teens

Monday, July 29 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm

This exciting hands-on course is designed to teach young adults how to take care of themselves and others in an emergency. Includes a first aid kit. (Ages 12 and up) $75.

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Sunday, July 28 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monday, July 29 9:00 - 11:30 am

Teaches children and teens basic map skills in an outdoor setting. Make and use maps, and finish with a fun scavenger hunt and mini-orienteering course. Students keep the provided map/compass (Ages 10 and up). $70.

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Wilderness Art Class

Monday, July 29 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of sketching & how to realistically depict scenes. We will go outside and sketch the wonderful scenery found in Big Sky. No experience necessary. All supplies provided (Ages 12 and up). $70.

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Explore Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort offers a wide variety of activities steps away from the hotel and conference center. The Adventure Zipline Tour is designed for speed and provides expansive mountain views. An onsite climbing wall and bungee trampoline are ideal for kids of all ages. A giant swing, miles of lift-served mountain biking trails, and a high ropes course await adventurous kids and adults.

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Other Activities for Children & Teens

Adventure/Wildlife Movie
Nightly, 7 pm Free.

Wall Climbing Clinic
Learn basics of rock climbing and belaying from experienced professionals.

Kayak Clinic (Ages 11-16)
Geyser Whitewater's guides introduce your child to this exciting sport (11-16).

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Surviving International Travel & Study Abroad

Monday, July 29 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Many students travel abroad during high school and college for classes and semesters in foreign countries, and many leave the US without adequate preparation.This interactive course will teach important lessons on preparing for foreign travel, situational awareness, safety, lost passports and other important documents, communication and how to cope with a crisis or emergency when away from home. (Ages 12 and up) $70