Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017

Dates:    WFA: May 20-21, 2017 / CPR: May 20, 2017 (eve only)

Times:    WFA: 8:30 AM—5:00 PM both days / CPR: 5:30 PM—7:30 PM

Cost:        WFA: $100 / CPR: $25 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:  Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660

Course Description:  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club (TEHCC) will host a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by Jerry Smith on May 20-21, 2017.  Fast paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.  If you plan to spend time in the backcountry this training will provide you with the tools to provide patient care in remote settings where assistance may not be readily available.  Training will include both classroom instruction and structured scenarios.  All levels of training and experience are welcome.  Minimum age is 18 years old, or 12 years old if accompanied by a chaperone.

Optional CPR Class:  Jerry has offered to conduct an optional CPR class on Sat eve, May 20th, for those wanting to become CPR certified or re-certified at a cost of $25.  This is a separate class and participation in one is not required to take the other.  CPR is a recommended certification for outdoor professionals and provided immediately after cardiac arrest may double a victim’s chance of survival. This 2-hour class teaches you adult & child CPR and choking rescues using the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) curriculum.


REGISTRATIONThere are two ways to register to reserve your spot :

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick here to download the PDF packet with Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Jerry Smith: 610 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Jerry at jstylar@yahoo.com to be placed on waiting list.

Class size is limited to 10 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Included in this registration packet are:

  • Registration Form (N/A if registering online)
  • Gear List
  • Directions to Eastman Lodge
  • Additional Information

Click here to download the PDF packet for complete info

Please free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have prior to the course.  Additional information will be sent out as the course date nears.  We look forward to seeing you!


Jerry Smith

APEs Safety and Education Chair