Location
  • United States of America
Length
1 week
Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans
Health & Safety

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break
Housing
Hostel Lodge
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1995
Price Details
What's included:
-Wilderness First Aid certification
-GIVE Leadership Certification, including risk management and cultural competency
-All accommodations, including a hostel and rustic mountain lodge
-All ground transportation, excluding airport transfers
-All meals and drinking water
-Guides and instructors
-Outdoor adventures, such as snowshoeing, includes equipment such as snowshoes and poles
-Traveler support
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance
Jan 30, 2024
Mar 24, 2024
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About Program

GIVE's Wilderness International and Outdoor Leadership (WILD) Course is an opportunity to earn your WFA certification, grow your outdoor leadership skills, and experience a winter wonderland in a cozy cabin. The Cascade mountains 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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Impact

Sustainability

GIVE's mission is to inspire growth, empower global citizens, and ignite sustainable change worldwide. To truly inspire growth and achieve sustainable travel internationally, GIVE has adopted the Asset-based community development (ABCD) model, a set of proven best practices in sustainable development that mobilizes a community’s assets and resources as the basis for development. Furthermore, through providing hands-on and eye-opening learning experiences that foster authentic connections between participants and host community members, we can empower global citizens who will continue to spread GIVE’s values and ignite sustainable change worldwide.

Ethical Impact

Exploring the world with GIVE is all about responsible travel, but what does that really mean?
Mindful Tourism + Community Partnership = Economic Growth & Community Empowerment.

Part of what makes GIVE trips so special is being fully immersed in the cultures and communities we visit. However, we take extra steps to ensure we minimize our influence and always respect local cultures. We prepare all participants before travel and ensure they understand the culture and how to dress appropriately.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Snowshoe to alpine lakes and peaks
  • Unplug in a rustic mountain lodge
  • Explore downtown Seattle and infamous Pike Place Market
  • Develop and hone your leadership skills

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 4 reviews
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  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 5
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Elise
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

SO AMAZING

The most incredible week. You will learn so so much about not only Wilderness First Aid, but yourself! We spent our trip completely unplugged which allowed for such meaningful connections to form with such amazing people. During this time we hung out in the cutest little lodge with such a sweet staff who made us amazing meals the whole trip. I was nervous going into the course knowing practically nothing about medicine or first aid, but all of the instructors were so helpful and welcoming. They truly hope to see you learn and grow to be the best you can be. I highly encourage anyone contemplating signing up to take the leap and do it!!!

17 people found this review helpful.
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Haylie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE WILD Trip 2023

I completed the WILD course with GIVE Volunteers this past March, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had as a student. I honestly did not think I could learn as much as I did within one week, and the course was a perfect balance of learning and fun. Not only did we get to learn in the classroom, but we would venture out into the Cascade Mountains and do real-time wilderness first aid scenarios with the instructors, which solidified our knowledge of the topics we discussed. The lodge staff was so kind and went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay, and the fellow students I met during the course were awesome and we have stayed in-touch with one another since! Those running the course were not only great teachers, but created an inspiring, nurturing, and fun environment for each student to step into their own leadership roles.

So, if you are looking to receive your Wilderness First Aid Certification, become a better leader, or just want to have an educational week while exploring the Cascades, this is the program for you! You won’t regret it!

Pros
  • Amazing guides and well organized
  • Getting my Wilderness First Aid certification/ becoming a better leader!
  • Hiking through the beautiful Cascades
Cons
  • Leaving
50 people found this review helpful.
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Timothy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Wild is Amazing

This program really allowed you to explore and pursue a passion in medicine and leadership. The amazing staff allows for each individual to prosper and really grow into the leader they are supposed to be. The facilities were cozy and clean with plenty of food, water, and warmth to last the week. Each meal is prepared in the lodge and delicious. They are amazing at accommodating for allergies and being specific when it pertains to dietary restrictions. This trip was amazing life experience and I’m excited for others to experience this in the future.

Pros
  • Amazing food
  • Amazing Views
  • Amazing people
58 people found this review helpful.
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Nathaniel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Volunteers - PNW WILD Experience

This is my third trip with GIVE Volunteers, and even though GIVE is known for volunteering, this trip had a different element that I was excited to participate in. The WILD course did everything it said it would and more. I had the opportunity to learn about outdoor leadership and become certified in wilderness first aid and risk management. In addition, we went over real-life situations that put us to the test and gave a better understanding of how to use everything we learn in a hands-on environment. In addition to doing all this with a team. This experience perfectly depicts what the GIVE guides abroad need to know to guide a safe and engaging volunteer experience. If you want to develop your leadership skills, be out in the wilderness, and push yourself out of your comfort zone, this trip is for you. Hiking the cascade mountains and visiting downtown Seattle was a plus—10/10 overall experience.

Pros
  • Great food, people, and scenery
  • Inactive learning experience
  • Great balance of down time, learning, and fun
Cons
  • Remote, little to no cell service
57 people found this review helpful.

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