Bigfork Valley community presents: Camping health and safety

6/28/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 6/28/2017 4:04:35 PM CENTRAL
For more information, contact Angela Kleffman.

Bigfork Valley community presents: Camping health and safety

Are you planning a family camping trip this summer?  Going into the Boundary Waters or even traveling out of state for a wilderness adventure?  What plans should you make to stay safe and healthy on your vacation?

Join Kelsey Nesheim for the sixth in Bigfork Valley’s Ten Topics community series to learn how to plan for unexpected medical events or accidents when you are in remote locations.  The program will be held at 2 p.m. in the Bigfork Valley board room as part of the annual Health Expo.

Kelsey has a wealth of experience guiding groups of all ages and abilities into the wilderness.  She holds a degree in Outdoor Leadership from Vermilion Community College and has worked with Wilderness Inquiry, the Boy Scouts of America and REI.  She was part of the national “Canoemobile” program that takes up to 300 urban students at a time onto rivers in canoes for hands-on outdoor learning.

Her guiding experience has taken her into the BWCAW, the Quetico, Apostle Islands and along various rivers for trips up to two weeks long. She has been certified in Wilderness First Responder, CPR, search & rescue, and winter and wilderness survival, among other emergency skills.  Personally, she has hiked some of the great trails of America including the Colorado Trail and portions of the Appalachian Trail, the Coast to Coast Walk in England and more.

Join us for this informative free program, no RSVP is necessary.