Private Boater Course

This course is designed for private boaters who aren’t looking for fancy certifications but who are looking for skills that they can apply directly towards their next river trip. Many participants of this course bring their entire family. Students will learn rowing techniques, boat rigging and the fundamentals of swiftwater rescue.


-Proper equipment selection, use, and repair.
-Clothing and personal gear selection, use and maintenance.
-River features and hazards.
-Scouting, portaging, lining and running rapids.
-Paddleboat technique.
-Oar raft technique.
-River rescue and safety procedures.
-Flip and swimmer recovery.
-Minimizing outdoor recreation resource impacts.