YMCA Gets New Wilderness First Aid Training

YMCA First Aid Course Photo

Landmark instructor Jason Carter got to head to one of the YMCA's after-school bases at Beaverdam in North Asheville to teach a weekend Wilderness First Aid course. It was the first time teaching to the YMCA, whose summer programs takes school aged children out to the woods of wild and wonderful Western North Carolina to check out the many hiking trails and swimming holes. They work hard to make sure the kids are having fun and staying safe. It was a great course and we got to use the space at Beaverdam which has a community garden, climbing tower, several acres of woods and trails, and a mascot: a rabbit named Hazel. It was a great weekend and it'll be great to be back for more first aid and lifeguard training in the future!