Wilderness First Responder Course in Maine

Maine Conservation Corps

Maine Conservation Corps

Our friends at the Maine Appalachian Trail Club let us know there will be a comprehensive Wilderness First Responder Course held at Camp Mechuwana, Winthrop, Maine.

Outdoor professionals, trip leaders and those who want to be prepared for emergencies will find this course to be quite valuable. This training exceeds the First Aid requirements for chainsaw operators.

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) of Conway, New Hampshire, will provide the Wilderness First Responder instruction which is hosted by the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). Those who successfully complete the course will receive a three-year nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder certification.

Seventy-two hours of instruction will be provided over a nine-day period. The course begins at 9 AM on Monday, March 24, 2014 and goes through Friday the 28th. Classes resume on Monday, March 31st and continue until Friday, April 4th. On three days -- Saturday, March 29th; Sunday, March 30th; and, Wednesday, April 2nd -- there will be no classes.

The Fine Print


  • The cost is $700.00. This includes instruction, meals and lodging.
  • MCC can provide housing during days off for an additional fee of $15.00/per night.
  • No food will be provided during days off.


  • Registration deadline is March 11, 2014.
  • Availability is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Contact Erin to reserve a spot: erin.amadon@maine.gov.


  • Payment Due: March 14, 2014.
  • Make checks in the full amount payable to "Maine Conservation Corps."
  • Mail checks to: Maine Conservation Corps; 124 State House Station; Augusta, ME 04333-0124

We extend our gratitude to all those who attend this training. We are safer in the woods because of people like you.

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