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May
1
Mon
CVille GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Dates & Location!
May 1 – Aug 1 all-day
CVille GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Dates & Location!

We are excited to host customized demos in Charlottesville for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing a boat or paddleboard. Let us take care of loading everything up and show you what each boat can really do. Please come into the shop to see what boat is right for you! Demos run late April through July.

Please Call Us To Find Out About Upcoming Demos In Charlottesville.

May
27
Sat
Charlottesville, VA: Wilderness First Aid Course @ Mountaintop Montessori
May 27 @ 8:30 am – May 28 @ 7:15 pm
Charlottesville, VA:  Wilderness First Aid Course @ Mountaintop Montessori | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

SCHEDULE (2 days, 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm each day):
> May 9 – 10 … Charlottesville, VA
> May 13-14 … Triangle area, NC (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill / Greenville)*
> May 20-21 … Washington, DC
> May 27-28 or 29 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of May 26)
> June 3 – 4 … Richmond, VA*
> June 10-11 … Triad area, NC (Greensboro / Winston Salem)*
> June 24-25 … Virginia Beach, VA*
> July 8 – 9 … Charlottesville, VA*
> July 15-16 … Fredericksburg, VA*
> Aug. 19-27 … Wilderness First Responder course near Circleville, WV*
> Sep. 2 – 4 … Mountain-top Weekend Retreat near Blacksburg, VA* (CPR also to be offered)
> Sep. 23-24 … Chattanooga, TN
> Oct. 14-15 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of Oct. 13)
> Nov. 11-12 … Washington, DC
> Dec. 16-17, 2017 … Uwharrie National Forest, NC

WHY:
Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dtWFA (note that another org in the region charges $255!)
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization will receive 10% of proceeds.
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.”

“I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.”

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”

“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).”

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.”

“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.”

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

“Take the class, Save a life!”

>> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster-wilderness-first-aid.htm

>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

Keswick Fox Trot 5k @ Castalia Farm
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Keswick Hunt Club invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Keswick Hunt Club Fox Trot on Saturday, May 27.

Race-Day Details:

Time:  The kids’ races start at 5:00PM with the 5K trail race beginning at 6:00PM. Runners, hikers, and walkers are equally encouraged to participate! After the event, please stick around for the complimentary post-race “Hunt Breakfast” and a wine tasting by Barboursville vineyard!

Venue: Castalia Farm: 600 Castalia Farm, Keswick, VA 22947. Directions are available here.

Courses:

  • 5K Trail Race: a combination of cross-country and trail course with challenging hills.
  • The Kids’ Mile: a cross-country course of about 1 mile.
  • The Kids’ Scramble: a fun run around Castalia’s outdoor riding ring.

Registration*: Online registration will close on May 20, 2017 at 11:55PM.  American Express is not accepted.

5K Runners/Walkser: $30 before May 21, $35 race day
Kids’ Mile & Kids’ Scramble: FREE before May 21, $10 race day (Enter “FREEKID” in the Promo Box)

*All 5K participants registered before May 20st, and the first 25 participants registered for either kids race (Kids’ Mile or Kids’ Scramble), will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

2017 Women’s Shirt
2017 Kid’s Shirt
2017 Men’s Shirt

There should be no strollers and no dogs at this event.

Please note:  The post-race “Hunt Breakfast” is free for all registered children, runners, hikers, and walkers. The wine tasting by Barboursville Vineyard is for runners 21 years of age and older. Spectators accompanying registered participants can purchase add-on tickets for the “Hunt Breakfast” for $10 each at packet pick-up on race day.

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up: May 27th at Castalia Farm, beginning at 4:00PM

Participant Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male & female overall finishers in the 5K. Special prizes will be awarded to fastest male & female Keswick Hunt Club members! Those 12 & under in the Kids’ Mile and Kids’ Scramble will receive awards.

Fundraisers: The top ten fundraisers will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to Great Outdoor Provision Company.

The Keswick Hunt Club has a long history of supporting and aligning itself with various community events and charitable foundations. To learn more about the Keswick Hunt Club, click here.

Jul
8
Sat
Charlottesville, VA: Wilderness First Aid Course @ Mountaintop Montessori
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – Jul 9 @ 7:15 pm
Charlottesville, VA:  Wilderness First Aid Course @ Mountaintop Montessori | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

SCHEDULE (2 days, 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm each day):
> May 9 – 10 … Charlottesville, VA
> May 13-14 … Triangle area, NC (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill / Greenville)*
> May 20-21 … Washington, DC
> May 27-28 or 29 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of May 26)
> June 3 – 4 … Richmond, VA*
> June 10-11 … Triad area, NC (Greensboro / Winston Salem)*
> June 24-25 … Virginia Beach, VA*
> July 8 – 9 … Charlottesville, VA*
> July 15-16 … Fredericksburg, VA*
> Aug. 19-27 … Wilderness First Responder course near Circleville, WV*
> Sep. 2 – 4 … Mountain-top Weekend Retreat near Blacksburg, VA* (CPR also to be offered)
> Sep. 23-24 … Chattanooga, TN
> Oct. 14-15 … Charlottesville, VA* (CPR / AED / Choking also offered, eve of Oct. 13)
> Nov. 11-12 … Washington, DC
> Dec. 16-17, 2017 … Uwharrie National Forest, NC

WHY:
Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dtWFA (note that another org in the region charges $255!)
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization will receive 10% of proceeds.
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.”

“I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.”

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”

“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).”

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.”

“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.”

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

“Take the class, Save a life!”

>> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster-wilderness-first-aid.htm

>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

As a new arrival to Charlottesville we are excited to take part in a community with such a great history and appreciation for the outdoors. We offer the finest selection of clothing and equipage for the active outdoor lifestyle. We also feel it important to give back to the resources and we do so gladly. Join us in support of local land conservation and learn how organizations like Piedmont Environmental Council care for Virginia’s resources from the mountains to the coast. Experience the unique natural wonders of The Shenandoah National Park ,and how The Shenandoah National Park Trust invests in programs and initiatives that help to ensure that Shenandoah National Park remains a crown jewel of the National Park Service.

Led by manager, Tim Glover, our friendly, experienced staff works long hours, so you can stop by at a time that’s convenient for you. We spend our free time using the very same products that we sell, so someone in the store is sure to have tested what you’re looking to buy. We’ll give you the inside scoop on the pros and cons of each product – including things you won’t find on the tag, like which carabiner is easiest to clip on a crux move or which water purifier works the quickest.

The outdoors is our passion, and we love to share it with whoever is interested. For people who are new at outdoor sports, we have an ever-growing GetHiking! meet up group, kayak lessons, and other informational and active outdoor events. Come into the store at 1125 Emmet St N and we are sure to find you a fabulous, healthy new hobby, or get you geared up for an old favorite!

Store Manager:

Tim Glover
gopc201@greatoutdoorprovision.com

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