We provide risk management, first aid, and BLS training for outdoor educators, scout units, NICA teams, churches, community groups, and others who lead groups in remote settings.

Classes are taught as close to cost as possible with profits rolled back into new teaching gear or applied to cover the cost of training scholarships. Instructors and assistants are reimbursed for expenses, but volunteer their time.

What we teach

Our standard course offerings include:

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with CPR: 16 hour course, $100
  • Basic Life Support: 4 hour course, $60
  • NICA-Specific First Aid with CPR: 8 hour course, $60
  • Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders: 4 hour course: $50
  • Advanced First Aid with CPR: 4 hour course, $40
  • Babysitter First Aid with child/infant CPR, 3 hour course, $30
  • Basic CPR: 2 hour course, $30
  • BSA First Aid merit badge

Our courses provide evidence-based medical training based on research, experiance, and shared best practices. Our courses and instructors are certified through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). link

For WFA, we use a combination of ECSI and custom course material which conforms to the scope of practice published by the Wilderness Medicine Education Collective (WMEC). link We incorporate Boy Scouts of America (BSA) guidance on working with youth in backcountry settings. link

For BLS and CPR, we use ECSI course material and conform to the American Heart Association CPR/ECC guidelines. link

For NICA-Specific First Aid, we start with our WFA curriculum, which is further tailored to the needs of NICA coaches and include cycling specific scenarios and other information. We are a certified NICA training provider. link

Cain Creek Outdoors is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and is committed to incorporating the best evidence-based medical training we can in every course. link


Mike Russell

Mike is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) with over 20 years of experience teaching first aid and a good bit of experience responding to emergency situations through the military and as a volunteer. He is a long time Scout leader and NICA Coach.

Anthony East

Anthony is an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) with over 10 year experience teaching first aid and served as a first responder for several industrial facilities. He is a long time Scout leader.