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Women’s Wilderness Weekend

Bryson City, NC
from $425
2024 Dates Now Available

This all-female weekend will include hands-on learning of Wilderness Survival Skills, Wilderness First Aid certification in addition to some fireside time one night.

16+ Years Old
3 Days
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Women’s Wilderness Weekend is a fun and interactive event 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. The weekend includes hands-on education, Wilderness First Aid Certification and wilderness survival skills training and time to hang out by the firepit one evening.

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

What to Expect

Participants should arrive by 8:00am on Friday at the SOLO Southeast Classroom on NOC’s main campus in Bryson City, NC. The conclusion of each day will depend on the group and activities. Women’s weekend will include a fireside gathering one evening for anyone interested in attending. Students will observe and participate in both indoor and outdoor scenarios, so please dress appropriately for the season.


Women's Wilderness Weekend

Dates Location  
Oct 11-13, 2024 Bryson City, NC



13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713

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  • Supplemental gear and equipment
  • All course materials
  • Professionally trained instructors
  • 2 Year Wilderness First Aid Certification

This is a recommended gear list but is not required. SOLO has some gear available for the course. We encourage you to bring your own gear and to consider bringing the gear that you would likely carry with you on a typical outing during one of your preferred activities. Course participants should plan to have seasonally appropriate clothing as we 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 to loan.

Necessary Items

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Pen and notepad
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
  • Small tarp, rain fly, or groundsheet
  • Fixed-blade knife (NO folding knives)
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles (at least 1 quart)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent

Optional Additional items

  • Camp chair for fireside sittin’
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)

Students must be at least 16 years of age. All attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Upon checking in for your course, you will receive a discount coupon for use at River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser at our Main Campus.View hours for River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser. Snacks are available for purchase at the General Store.

NOC offers discounts on lodging to Bryson City SOLO Course Participants. This program also has discounted shared Basecamp Lodging available as an add-on Thursday through Saturday nights, availble when booking.


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