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.
The dates for 2014 Training are
Summer: June 21-22 and June 28-July 6