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Wilderness StarGuard

Why Choose the Wilderness StarGuard Program?

What Others Say

"I think this course may be as important to an outdoor educator as wilderness first responder training is, especially in developing awareness, attitude of safety, and knowledge to prevent bad situations from occurring."

Mike Fischesser
American Adventure Service Corp


"Thanks for asking me to be a part of this. I think this training is very timely and fills a niche that has been needed for a long time. "

Will Leverette
Risk Manager, Worldwide Outfitter


Wilderness StarGuard is a cutting-edge lifeguard and water safety course that meets the needs of wilderness trip leaders. This course teaches prevention techniques to supplement institutional safety policies and procedures for backcountry programs.

  • This course is recommended for backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college or university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.
  • This nationally delivered curriculum meets or exceeds the lifeguarding guidelines and water safety training of the American Camp Association (ACA) and the Association for Experiential Education (AEE).

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