Raft Guide School

UPDATE 3/24/19 GUIDE SCHOOL IS FULL PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST

Are you looking to become a river guide ?  We are hiring for the 2019 season! Join 4 Corners expert instructors for a challenging and rewarding whitewater curriculum. This course will cover all  the topics and river miles needed for Colorado Raft Guide Certification.

To become a river guide in the State of Colorado you must have 50hrs of “on-water training” with a certified guide instructor and current First Aid/CPR certifications. All perspective employees will then need to complete a check out run with a guide instructor before becoming a state licensed river guide.

 

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TOPICS

  • Proper equipment selection, use and repair.
  • Clothing and personal gear selection, use and maintenance.
  • River features and hazards.
  • Scouting, portaging, lining and running rapids.
  • Paddle boat technique.
  • Oar raft technique.
  • Leadership and guiding in a private or commercial environment.
  • River rescue and safety procedures.
  • Flip and swimmer recovery.
  • Minimizing outdoor recreation resource impacts.

WHAT IS PROVIDED?

  • Rafts, paddles, personal flotation device, helmet.
  • Wetsuit and paddle jacket  and water shoes
  • Expert instruction.
  • Transportation

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

    • Sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting wet.
    • Personal gear and clothing.
    • Your own paddling gear if you have it (wetsuit/drysuit, PFD, helmet, etc).
    • Pen and notebook.
    • Money for food
    • Sleeping bag and pad.

Contact us directly to sign up!

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