Project Great Outdoors has announced volunteer training dates for its 2015 Whitewater Program. Project Great Outdoors is a non-profit organization which guides youth towards broader perspectives and self-discovery through adventures in the great outdoors.
Whitewater volunteers lead young boaters through the challenge of rapids and the adventure of team-building and self-discovery on the American River.
Dates for training are May 2 and 3 followed by a nine day session, May 9 through 17.
“Due to our gracious individual and corporate donors we are able to offer this program to the right 15 individuals for free,” said Kurt Hoge, Whitewater Program Coordinator for Project GO. “Our training staff has more than 50 years in combined whitewater experience. Comparable training programs run from $600 to a much as $1,200.”
Training takes place at Camp Lotus on the South Fork of the American River. The 11-day program introduces the basics of navigating class III whitewater and includes expert instruction and all the required equipment. No previous whitewater experience is required.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and in good physical condition. There is no upper age limit. Upon completion, participants will be asked to serve as volunteer guides for Project GO’s Whitewater Program serving underserved youth
Deadline for applications is April 10, 2015
Project GO’s Basic Guide training is accepting applications online at http://www.projectgo.org
For more information contact Kurt Hoge, whitewater training coordinator (775) 232-8838
Jessica Lichtig-Groom, Program director (888) 827-8859
About Project Great Outdoors
Founded in 1999, Project Great Outdoors is a volunteer based, 501(c )(3) non profit organization who’s mission is to guide youth towards broader perspectives and self discovery through adventures in the great outdoors. Programs include whitewater rafting, a challenge ropes course and on-site community based programs. Youth from a variety programs, schools and circumstances travels from throughout Northern Nevada and Northern California to be a part of the Project Go experience. In 2014, Project Great Outdoors served 737 Participants with no paid staff and 182 volunteers. There were 48 events, nine trainings and five community development days.