Merry Lea to host Wilderness First Aid workshop

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind., will host its annual Wilderness First Aid Workshop Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Instructors from the SOLO School of Emergency Medicine and Rescue, Conway, N.H., will teach the 16-hour course. Participants earn a two-year certification recognized by the American Camping Association, U.S. Coast Guard and various guide licensing boards. 

The Wilderness First Aid curriculum covers patient assessment, rescue techniques, fractures/dislocations, splint improvisation, spinal cord injury, management of environmental emergencies, shock and preparedness. Hands-on practice with medical scenarios is an important part of the course. 

A cost of $175 covers instruction and lunches. Lodging is also available Thursday night at no additional charge. To learn more about SOLO courses, see”  To register and get directions, email “” or call 260-799-5869.

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