Boreal Forest Guides

   Safety in the wilderness!

This summer on the shores of Cold Lake Boreal Forest Guides will be offering a unique opportunity for youth in our area! We are creating an interested list so if this is something you want for your kids contact us soon!

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Boreal Forest Guides Tween Camp 10-14

Courses Offered: Babysitting Course (must be turning 12 to certify), Lifesaving Society Swim Patrol, Leave No Trace Awareness, Basic Survival Skills

Boreal Forest Guides Junior Lifesaver Camp 11-15

Courses Offered: Emergency First Aid, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Leave No Trace Awareness, Basic Survival Skills

Boreal Forest Guides Survival Camp 10-16

Courses Offered: First Aid, Leave No Trace Awareness, Survival Skills

Boreal Forest Guides Senior Lifesaver Camp 13+ or Crash Course

Courses offered: Standard First Aid, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Leave No Trace Awareness, Basic Survival Skills

Crash Courses: July 4,5 or Aug 15,16  9am-7pm (Cost $250) Min 4  Max 12 This will fill up fast so book now!

Boreal Forest guides Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross

Babysitting Course

Age: 11-15

Duration: 6-8 Hours  

Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

Boreal Forest Guides Star Patrol

Lifesaving Society

Rookie Ranger Star

The Canadian Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Ability is the only prerequisite.

The Swim Patrol provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol's three levels - Rookie, Ranger, and Star - continue to develop participants' swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Society's Bronze medal awards.

Boreal Forest Guides Lifesaving Society Bronze Star

Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.

Boreal Forest Guides Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.


Boreal Forest Guides Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.

Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR C.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion

Boreal Forest Guides Lifesaving First Aid

Lifesaving Emergency First Aid

(LEFA) is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries.  Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking, what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke.

The Lifesaving Society's Emergency First Aid training program is approved by the Director of Medical Services.

Boreal Forest Guides Lifesaving First Aid

Lifesaving Standard First Aid

(LSFA) provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification. 

National Lifeguard Waterfront Aug 24-28 $350.00

Boreal Forest Guides National Lifeguard

The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as a professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics in a waterfront setting 

The National Lifeguard program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. The National Lifeguard program cannot prepare candidates for every situation that might occur. Employers must provide inservice training to familiarize their staff with the unique aspects of an outdoor environment.

Pre-requiste: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and a minimum of 16 years of age.

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