California CME Rafting and Luxury Camping
Wilderness Medicine & River Skills Course
Join us for a 3 night, 4-day MedTreks river course on the Wild & Scenic California Salmon River in Northern California! This skills course and multi-sport weekend combines wilderness medicine, river workshops, deluxe camping and whitewater rafting! Designed for anyone wanting to get more training and skills around rivers and whitewater. Our group meets in Ashland, Oregon. We provide roundtrip transportation to the incredible Cal Salmon riverside base camp, our home for three nights. All you have to do is bring clothing and your toothbrush- we take care of the rest.
- 2 days professionally guided rafting exciting yet safe class IV whitewater
- 1 day inflatable kayaking the scenic emerald waters of a remote creek canyon
- Private riverside basecamp reserved just for our group
- Luxury walk-in tents with cots & sleeping pads
- Enjoy 3 gourmet meals each day
- Hot showers & wood fired sauna
- River skills workshops
- Wilderness Medicine lectures, hands-on skills and scenarios
- Evening Happy Hours around the campfire
- Wine tastings and riverside games
- Learn from our incredible and network with other outdoor enthusiasts
- Option to obtain your WFR or WLS:MP (formerly AWLS) Certifications
*Earn up to 24.5 Category 1 CME and obtain your Wilderness Life Support for the Medical Professional Certification
Dates: May 6th-9th, 2024
Early Bird: $1695 (based on double occupancy) before December 15th, 2023
Optional: $695 WLS:MP Certification & CME Fee or $550 for Wilderness First Responder Certification
The adventure begins…
For a more day-to-day detailed itinerary of the trip, please download the free itinerary below.
Cal Salmon CME Itinerary
PEOPLE & PLACE
The "Cal Salmon Experience"
The ultimate luxury, multi-sport adventure camp trip. Think comfortable, walk-in tents, gourmet riverside meals, fun and exciting whitewater, campfires under the stars, sauna, and hot showers… this trip is hard to beat! Nestled in a remote and pristine wild region in California’s northwest corner, the California Salmon River is hidden about halfway between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. The “Cal Salmon” combines beautiful, lush coastal scenery, an intimate, marble-smooth, granite inner gorge, a seemingly endless number of waterfalls cascading from above, emerald-green waters, a very comfortable pop-up base camp with hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and unequaled class IV-V fun whitewater.
Walk-in tents, cots & pads
Gourmet Camp Cuisine
Learn Skills You Can Take Anywhere in the World
This course is a Wilderness Medicine and Whitewater Skills course. It is designed to provide individuals with a robust skillset in wilderness medicine and river safety. Participants will have the option to certify as an Advanced Wilderness Life Support provider, however, this course offers much more than the AWLS certification- it combings rafting, kayaking, swift water rescue skills, paddling skills, ropes and knots and even touches on some basic survival topics. Learn more about the WLS:MP Certification HERE
It is an excellent course for anyone who loves to spend time in the outdoors.
Who is this Course For?
Physicians, Physician Assistances, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Paramedics/EMTs
Can loved ones and non-medical guests attend?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and loved ones to attend.
Optional WFA for non-medical professionals:
Non-medical professionals are also invited to take the Wilderness First Aid course as part of this cruise. Our WFA course is designed to provide an individual with an introduction to wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness. This program is appropriate for entry-level professional guides and other non-medical people who want a basic understanding of wilderness medicine.
River & Outdoor Skills
Network & Connect
Sheryl Olson, Flight Nurse
Ari Rasori, NP
If you are looking to extend your learning opportunities to travel medicine and global health topics, this river course conveniently ends the night before our Global Medicine Seminar in Ashland, Oregon. End your river adventure in our charming town for a 3-day conference at Ashland Springs Hotel downtown. Spend the weekend trail running, mountain biking, eating good food and exploring the boutique shops in Ashland, also home to the world-famous Shakespeare Festival!
DATES & PRICES
Early Bird: $1695 (based on double occupancy) before December 15th, 2023.
$1850 (based on double occupancy) after December 15th, 2023
Optional: $695 WLS:MP Certification & CME Fee AWLS Wilderness Medicine Certification, approved for Category 1 CME by the Wilderness Medical Society
$550 for Wilderness First Responder Certification
- 3 nights deluxe camping (walk-in tents, cots, sleeping pads)
- 2 days rafting (all gear included and expert guided)
- Professional guides
- All gourmet meals while on river
- Evening Happy Hours
- Hot Showers & Wood-Fired Sauna
- Roundtrip transportation from Ashland to river camp
- Whitewater Skills Workshops
- Wilderness Medicine Skills Workshops
- Transportation (from home to Ashland)
- Guide gratuities
- Travel Insurance
We have enjoyed adding extra fun touches to these experiences, such as specialty wine tastings, craft cocktails, and hands-on skills for river and wilderness settings.
Join us for some of the most classic and incredible advanced whitewater in the world, comfortable nights surrounded by huge coastal mountains, time with old and new friends around the campfire, and a chance to get away from wifi, cell phone chatter, and busy everyday schedules.
Our boutique travel and medical education company has a unique history of running trips for medical professionals since the 1980s. Regularly working in the Emergency Department and for a global health program in Kenya, the owner of MedTreks continues to stay involved in the details and execution of every trip. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry but also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips are different, please click the Why MedTreks below!
Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.
Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks
We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure.
Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.
This is a luxury style camp trip with walk in tents, cots, sleeping pads and pillows. Our base camp for the 3 nights is located on the California Salmon River. The camp also has a wood-fired sauna and hot showers!
Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!