Basic Guide Training – Test Form

Project GO’s 11 day Basic Whitewater Guide Training is offered twice a year: once in the Spring and Once in the Summer.

At just $600, (the projected shared cost of food, camping, insurance), the cost of training is nowhere near that of for-profit guide schools – but then neither is the instruction. In addition to learning the fundamentals of guiding a raft on a Class III river like the South Fork of the American, you’ll learn how to work with young people from diverse backgrounds, and how to help them grow from their experiences. You’ll grow too: new muscles, connections to a vibrant community, and a sense of well-being that you feel when you do a good thing. You will also hit a lot of rocks. Don’t sweat it.

We seek like minded individuals who either already work – or wish to work – with young people, in the outdoors, or in the field of adventure education. If you are just looking for cheap training so you can apply for a job as a commercial guide, this training is NOT for you. Participants need to be in reasonably good physical condition, but there is no upper age limit.

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions about Guide Training.

The dates for 2013 Trainings are

Spring: April 13-14 and April 20-28

Summer: June 15-16 and June 22-30

If you’d like to be considered as a trainee, please complete the following application.

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The expected cost of training is $600 - our best estimate of the shared cost of food, camping, government fees insurance and the like. If you are accepted, a deposit of $300 will be required one month before the first day of training. The balance will be due on or before the first day of training. Will you be able to make these payments on time?

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