WILD: WFA & Leadership Course

7 Days

GIVE’s Wilderness International Leadership Development (WILD) Course is an alternative Spring Break opportunity to explore Washington’s Cascade Mountain Range, participate in outdoor leadership training 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!

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WILD: WFA & Leadership Course Components

GIVE’s Wilderness International Leadership Development Course embodies the adventurous spirit essential to outdoor leaders around the world. While snowshoeing through the Cascade Mountains and taking part in Wilderness First Aid course scenarios, 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 (WFA) Course
  • 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