OUTDOOR CAMPS

Community Summer Outdoor Programs offer an ideal opportunity to challenge your limits, learn new skills and explore the beauty and variety of the Idaho wilderness. All courses are open to the public unless otherwise noted in the detailed description.

A fillable registration form can be downloaded by clicking on "Program Registration" above. 

White Otter Adventures - Learn to Kayak Class
Lead Climbing: Beyond Top Roping
Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR) - COURSE IS FULL. Wait list only.
Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR-R) 
Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFA) - This course has been CANCELED for 2017.
White Otter Adventures - ACA Swiftwater Rescue Certification, Level IV
Mount Baker Climbing Expedition


White Otter Adventures - Learn to Kayak Class
White Otter Outdoor Adventures invites you to spend four days learning to whitewater kayak safely and competently on Idaho's Salmon River. American Canoe Association certified White Water Instructor and Swift Boat Technician, Elliot Jacobs, and the staff at White Otter Outfitters lead this exciting trip. We'll meet at 8am on Monday, July 17th at the Community School in Sun Valley and then drive north to White Otter Headquarters in Sunbeam, Idaho, on the Salmon River. We'll spend the next four days and three nights learning the skill and art of whitewater kayaking. The class will camp together at Sunbeam. We will return to the Community School by 6pm on Thursday, July 20th. Open to kids ages 12-18. No experience necessary. Enrollment limited to 12.
July 17-20
$550 (includes all boating equipment, food, transportation, instruction and supervision)
$500
(if you have your own boating equipment)
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Leading Climbing:  Beyond Top Roping
Spend four days at the world famous City of Rocks National Reserve learning the skills you need to go "beyond top-roping" to multi-pitch and lead climbing. We will meet at Community School at 7am on Monday, July 24 and return by 7pm on Thursday, July 27. Open to kids ages 12-18.
Instructor: Rob Landis, Director, Outdoor Leadership Academy

Dates: July 24-27
For additional information, please contact Rob Landis at the Community School (208.622.3960, ext. 121)
$550 (food, transportation, group camping gear, all climbing gear)
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Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFA) - This course has been CANCELED for 2017.
The Community School, in partnership with the Wilderness Medical Institute is offering a two-day Wilderness First Aid Course. If you plan to spend time in the back country or leading outdoor trips, you need to be prepared. 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 on leading trips through the Community School Outdoor Program, this course prepares you to do so.) Enrollment is limited to the first 30 paid registrations. 
Open to ages 16 or older
Instructors: Wilderness Medicine Institute
Dates /Times:  Saturday June 17-Sunday June 18
8am-5pm approx.  (16 hours total)
Tuition:  $235

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Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR) - COURSE IS FULL. Wait list only.
The Community School, in partnership with Wilderness Medical Institute, is offering this 10-day WFR course. Essential for anyone who spends significant time in remote places or who has a professional career in the outdoors, this course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. Half of our time is outside the classroom doing hands-on skills and realistic scenarios, including full-scale, night mock rescues.  You will complete this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the back country for multiple days. CPR and FBAO certification is included and the course is preapproved for 70 hours of EMT CEU's by CECBEMS. Enrollment is limited to the first 30 paid registrations. You must be 16 years of age or older to take this course.
Instructors: Wilderness Medicine Institute
Dates:  Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 19, 2017, no class Saturday, July 15
Times:  daily, 8am-5pm approximately with two evening sessions July 12 & July 17, 6-10pm
Tuition: $730

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Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR-R)
If you possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification, join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review evacuation and decision making guidelines. The WMI instructors will refresh you on current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. This course includes WMI Adult and Child CPR and Airway Management certification. Passing a written and practical test is required to recertify, and this will require reviewing prior course materials.
Instructors: Wilderness Medicine Institute
Dates: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017
Times: daily, 8am-5pm
Tuition: $320

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White Otter Adventures - SwiftWater Rescue, Level IV Certification
Offered in partnership with White Otter Outdoor Adventures, this two-day course will provide river users such as private boaters, guides and trip leaders with the skills and information that they will need when something goes bad on the river.  With a mix of classroom instruction, hands-on practice, and exciting rescue scenarios, our aim is to make this class useful, informative and fun!  Instruction will take place at the Community School and at various river locations around the area.  Much of the instruction occurs near White Otter Headquarters north of Stanley.  Camping is available at their location for $10 per night.  Participants who complete the class will receive American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue, Level 4 certification.  Participants must be 16 or older.  For more details, prerequisites and required equipment, click here.
Lead Instructor:  Elliot Jacobs, SWR Level IV, ACA Whitewater Instructor
Friday/Saturday, July 22-23, 8am - 5pm, both days
$195

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Mount Baker Climbing Expedition
Spend eleven days having the adventure of a lifetime and learning to climb in glaciated terrain on 10,791 foot Mount Baker in the North Cascade Range of Washington State. The peak offers a full range of climbing opportunities and is an ideal venue for aspiring mountaineers. The course introduces and practices the basic skills needed to climb in glaciated terrain. Our small course size and small student to instructor ratio allows us to maximize learning and climbing. The course begins and ends in Sun Valley and includes all transportation, food and gear. Staffed by Community School Outdoor Leadership Academy instructors.
Lead Instructor: Rob Landis - Assistant Instructor: Travis Vandenburg
August 2-11
$1,000
 
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