The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana 

February 22 - 26, 2020


Our wilderness education program for children is nationally acclaimed and classes fill quickly. Please register early!

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Survival for Kids

Saturday, February 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am
Sunday, February 23, 8:30 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, February 25, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Workshops are interactive and use a wilderness education theme to give children a positive, fun and rewarding experience. Children learn how to avoid getting lost, how to signal for help, how to spend a survival night out and how to stay warm. They practice building igloos, snowcaves, and other improvised shelters. (Ages 6-11) $70.

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Survival for Teens

Saturday, February 22, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Monday, February 24, 8:30 - 11:30 am

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

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Advanced Wilderness Survival for Teens

Tuesday, February 25, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

(Pre-requisite SURVIVAL FOR TEENS), This class is a survival immersion exercise offered to teens who have completed the regular Wilderness Survival for Teens course. Participants will simulate a real survival scenario, build improvised tools, create livable shelter, and find food and water. (Ages 12 and up). $70

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Wilderness First Aid For Kids

Sunday, February 23, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Children can make a difference or even save a life if they know first aid. This course will teach children to recognize and to manage common medical problems and emergencies. Tuition includes a first aid kit designed for children and course certificate. (Ages 7-11) $75.

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Wilderness First Aid For Teens

Tuesday, February 25, 8:30 - 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. Demonstrations and field exercises emphasize how to use improvised techniques and materials at hand. Tuition includes a first aid kit and course certificate. (Ages 12 and up) $80

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Escape the Kids

Take advantage of Lone Peak Playhouse, a childcare facility at Big Sky Resort. 406-993-2220

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Let the Kids Escape You

Big Sky offers an array of children's activities ranging from ski schools to dog rescue demonstrations, to regular evening movies. And kids 10 and under ski free!