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Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course and Field Guides

The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.
2 year certification

Course length: 16 hours
Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

Course listings may be found online; if a course is not available near you, course materials  may be purchased in print versions or downloaded for free.

First aid skills form requirements for Boating Safety, Camping, Emergency Prepardness, Fire Safety and Fire Building, Hiking, Outdoor Skills, and Swimming badges. In addition, this is sure to be a useful course for adult volunteers as well.

Heartland Open Adventures, Saturdays

Heartland Center is a camp, conference, and retreat center in Parkville, Missouri dedicated to building relationships in a Christ-centered environment. Facilities and programs include overnight and day camps for children and youth grades K-12, retreat and conference facilities, Heartland Challenge Adventure courses including a rock wall and zip-line, horseback trail riding and banquet and catering. And through their Open Adventures program, you can try out a variety of adventures for just an afternoon!

Note: Heartland has recently been receiving a lot of good publicity, so the Open Adventures program has become very popular. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early!

Open Clip         $18/person

90-minute sessions that include rock wall, zip line, and vertical playground in a fun relaxed atmosphere. 10 years old & up.

Session 1          1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2          2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Open Trail Rides       $15/person 

60-minute sessions include instruction and ride (approx. 40 min) on the forested trails located on our 320+ acre property. 10 years old & up.

Session 1    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 2    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 3    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open Swim              $3/person          Memorial Day – Labor Day

After a hot afternoon, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. Lifeguards on duty. Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Modest swimwear required.

1:00pm – 4:00 p.m.

Free Family Activities                 Available 1-4pm each Saturday.

Disc Golf – Basketball – Horseshoes – Hiking Trails – Gaga Ball

Maps and equipment checkout available at registration in main office.

All participants must complete a release of liability form prior to registration.

If you would like more information read the Heartland Adventures Brochure

Weekly, April 13 – November 16
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at noon)

Heartland Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy (1 mile West of I-435 on Hwy 45)
Kansas City MO 64152

Website

Open Adventures brochure