The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Resort, MT

July 27-31, 2024

CHILDREN & TEEN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Our wilderness education program for children is nationally acclaimed and classes fill quickly. Please register early and reserve your spot for the children and teens workshops listed below on the registration page.

girl in improvised shelter

SURVIVAL FOR KIDS

Saturday, July 27
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, $70
Sunday, July 28
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, $70
Monday, July 29
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, $70

An interactive and educational workshop designed exclusively for children to provide a positive, fun, and rewarding experience. Children learn how to avoid getting lost, spend a survival night out, and stay warm. This workshop includes practice signaling and building improvised shelters.

Please bring water, a snack, and sun protection. Light rain gear is suggested. Closed-toe shoes are required.

(Ages 6-11) Instructor: Danny Kibbee

childrens wilderness surivival

SURVIVAL FOR TEENS

Saturday, July 27
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, $70
Sunday, July 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, $70

This course is designed to teach older children about trip preparation, creating a useful survival kit, how to navigate safely, avoid getting lost in the backcountry, build improvised shelters and fires, find food, and survive an unexpected night out.

Please bring water, a healthy snack, and sun protection. Light rain gear is suggested. Closed-toe shoes are required.

(Ages 12 and up) Instructor: Danny Kibbee

child firstaid kids cme course

WILDERNESS FIRST AID FOR KIDS

Sunday, July 28
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, $80

Children can make a difference or even save a life if they know first aid. This course will teach children to recognize and manage common medical problems and emergencies. They learn CPR and how to use an AED. Tuition includes a first aid kit designed for children and course certificate.

(Ages 7-11) Instructor: Philip White

Map compass navigation wilderness survival CME course

ORIENTEERING FOR KIDS

Monday, July 29
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, $80

Teaches basic map and compass skills in an outdoor setting. We make maps, introduce the compass and then put it all together with a fun scavenger hunt and mini-orienteering event. Students keep provided map and compass..

(Ages 6-11) Instructor: Nick Beer

child firstaid teens adventure travel

WILDERNESS FIRST AID FOR TEENS

Monday, July 29
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, $85

This exciting hands-on course is designed to teach young adults how to take care of themselves and others in an emergency. Tuition includes a first aid kit and certification card.

(Ages 12 and up) Instructor: Philip White

Wilderness Art Class

WILDERNESS ART CLASS

Monday, July 29
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, $70

This workshop is open to teens and adults, you will be inside 45min and outside (weather permitting) the rest of the time. The cover basics for students new to art, work through a set of warm ups, and then do longer studies in nature. Materials are provided. Bring sun protection, decent shoes for light hiking and your creative spirit.

Instructor: Danny Kibbee

WIlderness Navigation for Teens (1)

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION FOR TEENS

Tuesday, July 30
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, $70

Learn how to route find in the wilderness, read and use a topographic map and discover new uses for smartphones to help you travel safely in the backcountry. We also introduce the compass and use it to travel on and off trail. Each student will receive and keep a compass.

(Ages 12 and up) Instructor: Nick Beer

Wilderness Survival CME Course

ADVANCED SURVIVAL FOR TEENS

Tuesday, July 30
2:00 PM - 5:00PM, $70

This course is designed to teach older children about trip preparation, creating a useful survival kit, how to navigate safely, avoid getting lost in the backcountry, build improvised shelters and fires, find food, and survive an unexpected night out.

SURVIVAL FOR TEENS IS A PREREQUISITE.
(Ages 12 and up) Faculty: Danny Kibbee

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