Difficulty: Class III, Moderate

When: -

Kayaking Available?: No

Trip Length and Prices:
Days Adults Children under 12
3 $375 N/A

Invest in your lifestyle. Learn the skills for the world's coolest job

Experience the fun and excitement of whitewater rafting from a whole different perspective – as the guide of your own boat!

If you love white water river rafting, have your own boat, or are considering buying a boat and striking out on your own, start the season with the training that will enhance your family’s fun and increase your confidence as a boater.

If you are retired or in college and are looking for a fun and rewarding job, or are looking to become a full time professional river guide, our guide school is the place to start honing your skills.

White Water Rafting Guide School is designed to acquaint and train private boaters and potential professional river guides in the organization, safety, skills and wisdom necessary for a successful river journey.

We cover all the basics of the whitewater river experience:

  • Guiding a paddle or oar boat
  • Equipment use
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Boat rigging and knot tying
  • The reading of water and river hydraulics
  • Trip logistics, outdoor care procedures
  • White water emergency and rescue techniques
  • The swimming of rapids.
  • River safety
  • Guide commands

Our focus is on fun, safety, cooperation, team work and personal striving, all in a supportive and friendly environment. A ratio of 4 to 5 students per instructor assures lots of personal attention and hands-on experience.

Our approach is one of due respect to the river and its environment. We promote conservation and a “minimum impact” philosophy of recreational use.

"Whitewater School changed my life." -- Joey Monte, River Dancers Guide

“There was a well choreographed balance between team work and individual challenge. Thanks for a great week-end." -- 2011 Guide School Grad

"I learned fundamentals and philosophies applicable to life itself ... " -- Jack Trout, Fishing Guide