Saturday, February 5, 2011

ATC is offering Wilderness First Aid Course in Smokies

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is accepting applications for their Wilderness First Aid Course at the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

This two-day course will be held over March 2nd and 3rd, and is open to the public at a cost of $120 per person. Overnight accommodations are available at no charge. If you are a day-hiker, backpacker or outdoorsman, this is a great way to be prepared and stay safe. Fast paced and hands-on, the agenda covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.

This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service and other governmental agencies.

Recommended for: avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel

To enroll or for more information, please contact Andrew Downs with the ATC at 828-254-3708 or


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