WILD Pacific Northwest

7 Day Course: Wilderness & International Leadership Development

WILD: WFA & Outdoor Leadership Course

7 Days

GIVE’s Wilderness International Leadership Development (WILD) Course is an incredible opportunity to explore Washington’s Cascade Mountains, grow your outdoor leadership skills, and take a Wilderness First Aid course to get your WFA certification. Washington’s old growth forests will serve as your classroom, with practical, hands-on training that provides you with real-world skills, knowledge, confidence and qualifications to become an effective leader in settings around the world. Discover how to transform your passions into your profession!

I went into it just wanting a chance to play in the snow and learn a little bit about Wilderness First-aid. But what I got out of it was so much more than that. I gained so much confidence in myself and in my abilities to not only address medical situations but to be an effective leader.

– Dylan, WILD Student


WILD: WFA & Outdoor Leadership Course Components

GIVE’s WILD Course embodies the adventurous spirit essential to outdoor leaders around the world. While completing your outdoor leadership training & Wilderness First Aid Certification, you will get to experience some of the most spectacular wilderness in the United States. This course covers the following core competencies:

  • Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA)
  • Risk Management
  • Outdoor Leadership Development & Teamwork
  • Wilderness Skills & Decision-Making
  • International Context & Cultural Awareness

Give is a family and one that I’m so grateful to have found and this time that I spent on WILD with them in Washington was no exception to this. I learned more than I thought possible in just a few days and honestly I never knew learning over spring break and playing out scenarios in the snow could be so fun. Whether you’re a past volunteer, aspiring GIVE employee, or someone who just stumbled upon this DO IT.

Gabrielle O'Neill

WILD Student

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