Wilderness Medicine Courses

Wilderness Medicine Courses Get the skills before you need them! Courses are hosted by Cottonwood Gulch and taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute. Interested in future wilderness medicine courses? sign up for email updates 3 + 10 = Keep me updated... 80 hour...

Prairie Trek (boys 14-16)

Date: June 25-July 30, 2018
Boys: Ages 14-16
15-20 members
Cost: $4650

Two backpacking excursions; live and work on a Navajo farm; learn to rock climb or master your technique; explore ancient Puebloan ruins; in-depth exploration of the science, art, archaeology, and food of the Southwest.

Turquoise Trail (girls 14-16)

Date: June 25-July 30, 2018
Girls: Ages 14-16
15-20 members
Cost: $4650

Two backpacking excursions in Utah and New Mexico; live and work on a Navajo farm; explore ancient Puebloan ruins; in-depth exploration of the science, art, archaeology, and food of the Southwest.

Mountain Desert Trek (AGES 16-18)

Date: June 25 – Aug. 9, 2018
Co-ed: Ages 16-18
15-20 members
Cost: $5600

Three backpacks in the mountains and desert of the American Southwest. Live and work on a Navajo Farm; develop your own projects in art, science, archaeology, food. Longest and most challenging of our expeditions.

Paleontology Trek (ages 14-18)

Date: July 24 – Aug. 9, 2018
Co-ed: Ages 14-18
10-15 members
$2950 (College Credit Included)

Find and excavate real dinosaur bones with professional paleontologists; earn four college credits for your work; learn to live and camp in the exotic badlands of New Mexico; “behind the scenes” tour of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.