WFA_patchWilderness First Aid Training

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.

The course  is limited to 20 participants.

Full Course Information:

We will be offering two Wilderness First Aid courses for 2020

Course 1: March 13-15, 2020

Course 2: April 24-26, 2020                                                              

Where: Camp Mack Training Center

Registration: Registration for both courses should open in January 2020

March Course Registration

April Course Registration

Course Schedule: 

Friday night 7 to 10 PM CPR Certification

Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 4 PM WFA Certification

(You must have a current CPR Certification to receive WFA Certification)

 Course Costs: CPR Certification Only- TBD

WFA Certification Only (Must provide proof of current CPR Certification)-TBD

Both CPR and WFA Certifications-TBD

Registration closes two weeks before the course starts

 What You Will Receive:

Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) training materials and certification.

2 Year Certifications in WFA

2 Year Certification in CPR

What You Need to Bring:   



Lunch each day, snacks, drinks

First aid kit you would normally carry on a hiking trip

Other Important Information: Overnight accommodations are available at the Camp Mack Training Center at no extra cost. Please contact Daniel Hanson 717-553-4205 or to reserve a bunk.

Meals will not be provided, however, participants can use the refrigerator and Training Center kitchen.

Questions: Contact Daniel Hanson at either 717-553-4205 or

Wilderness First Aid Flyer


Chain Saw Safety Training

This course covers the skills and knowledge to safely use a chainsaw.  Completion of this training is required to run a chain saw on Pennsylvania Dutch Council owned properties. This training is open to any adult 18 or older. The training is good for two years.

When: November 3, 2018

Where: Camp Mack Maintenance Shop, 2 Scout Ln, Newmanstown, PA 17073

Equipment needed: Participants must bring their own work gloves, leather boot, safety glasses and hearing protection. If you have a hard hat or logger chaps you can bring them as well.

Registration Information: Class size is limited to 6 people, to register contact Gary Guare, by October 20, 2018, or 717-626-5674