Host a Course
Need a course for your team or want to host a class at your location? We offer private classes specific to your industry or open enrollment courses for individuals students.
Florida Outdoor Academy is a group of outdoor educators that are dedicated to helping our students access natural Florida in a safe and responsible way. We teach skills that will prepare them for unexpected and potentially dangerous situations in remote areas. FOA offers certifications through SOLO, the longest continually operating wilderness medicine school in the world. Known for its dynamic engaging educators and up-to-date curriculum, we are the leaders in remote and disaster medicine domestic and abroad. When sponsoring a FOA course, you will receive a full-service organization dedicated to successfully executing high-quality training programs. Our full-time office staff strives to support your course and to give you and your students the best experience possible.
You don’t have enough students to do a sponsor a course but you have a location. That’s ok we can travel to you and open the course to the public.
We offer many options to fit your our clients needs just email Rachel by clicking below.
Hosting Details & Pricing
What We Provide
- A nationally recognized certification that is easy to recertify year round throughout the US
- SOLO certifications are nationally recognized throughout the US and abroad
- Full-time programming team dedicated to helping you make sure your training runs smooth
- Fully qualified professional instructors through SOLO certified in emergency medical care
- All student materials and supplies, including textbooks
- All gear and equipment
- Custom registration link provided creates flawless online registration for students with auto reminders
- Advertising at no additional cost through: – SOLO and FOA website –
- Color Flyer if needed
Classroom Space: You will need to provide an indoor classroom or meeting area with a white- board. An open classroom with chairs for each student with easy access to the outdoors.
Equipment & Logistics: We provide all equipment for your program. Students are encouraged to bring equipment they would normally have with them in the outdoors.
Travel Expenses for Instructors: Travel expenses are the responsibility of the sponsor. You will be billed either the cost of airfare to your site or the cost of mileage at $0.575 a mile (subject to change based on government rate). Contact us for a travel estimate.
Lodging for Instructors: Lodging and food need to be provided for the instructor from the evening before the course starts until the morning after the course ends. Instructors need private lodging in a quiet location away from the students. Motel rooms, private room in a youth hostel or guest apartment is acceptable. Instructors can camp on 2-3 day courses if the facility is limited to camping only.
Meal for Instructor: If a group meal plan is not provided, staff will incur expenses for food during the course. Budget $35/day/instructor; if full cooking facility is available budget $20/day
We offer group discounts and can work with groups on lodging, travel, and meals.