Women's Wilderness Weekend

Explore the Wilderness with Confidence

Join us for our first Women’s Wilderness Weekend where we will learn the fundamental basics for survival, get hands-on in the wilderness, and spend quality time in the company of experienced teachers and like-minded women. This all-female weekend includes a day of Wilderness Survival Skills and two days of Wilderness First Aid with CPR in addition to some fireside time on Friday night. No experience required, just a sense of adventure.

What You'll Learn

  • Knife Anatomy & Safety
  • Essential Knots
  • Shelter Building
  • Water Collecting
  • Firecraft
  • Signaling
  • Patient Assessment
  • Treatment of Life-Threatening Conditions
  • Splinting
  • Management of Environmental Hazards
  • Adult & Infant CPR and AED

What to Expect

Participants should arrive at 8:00AM on Friday morning at the SOLO Southeast Classroom on NOC’s main campus in Bryson City, NC. The course will conclude around 5:00PM on Friday and Sunday with an optional fireside gathering Friday night. The CPR portion of this weekend will take place on Saturday evening and conclude around 8:00PM. Dress for indoor classroom time and outdoor scenarios.

Price w/ Lodging:
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Lodging: Available through NOC
Meals: Available through NOC’s Restaurants

Recommended For: Women Outdoor Enthusiasts

Prerequisites: None

Certifications Received: None

*Price does not include lodging tax - Call for availability


Courses Dates

No Scheduled Courses

SOLO Southeast Reviews

"I feel much more prepared for future trips & adventures. Excellent balance of knowledge, humor, and hands-on learning. Very personable, respectful, and helpful!"
— Former SOLO Student

"Excellent instruction. The mix of lecture and practical exercises combined with stories & humor made for a great environment to learn." - Former SOLO Student


Course Outline


Basic skills needed for when the unexpected happens on an outdoor adventure.


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Packing List


You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.

Recommended items 

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (weather dependent)
  • Warm hat or sun hat (weather dependent)
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent & Sunscreen
  • Leather gloves
  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Fixed-blade knife (NO folding knife) Note: If you don't own a fixed-blade knife, we recommend trying some of our knives to see what you prefer
  • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
  • Personal first aid kit 

For overnight courses

  • Sleeping bag or sleeping pad
  • Eating utensils (including bowl & cup)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Non-perishable food (e.g. mountain house camping food)
  • Students staying in Basecamp lodging - bring linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towel, & cooking utensils (if planning to use the shared kitchen)

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