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Just Around the River Bend – Guide School 2013

March 18th, 2013 by Amy diVittorio
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Boat Flipping Practice

BGS 2009

Class of 2009

If life is a river then the 2013 rafting season is just around the bend. That means we have the Cal Salmon, the Merced, spring flows, 100 degree heat, Poppy Hill and Guide School not so far off in the not-so-distant future. Guide School this year will be offered twice: once in April, April 11-14 and 19-21, and once in June, June 18-24.

People join Guide School for various reasons.  Some want to improve their skills as private rafters, others are looking for 7 adventuresome days of rafting and camaraderie, while others fully intend to become full-time hardcore river raft guides. While that process can be challenging and arduous, full of flips, swims, knots, and gear shuffles, there is no doubt that the journey begins at Guide School and that it will change you.  Guide School is open to all over 16 though most of our students are 18 and over.  It is an intense week of early mornings, variable conditions, heart-pumping moments, laughs for your six-pack, aaaaaaand pretty much the best time you will have with a bunch random people. Join us, if you dare! For more info see our Guide School Page where you will find a link to the Guide School Questionnaire. And, if you want to work as a guide this season you should also check out our Employment Page where you read about the hiring process and find a link to our application. Hope to see you ’round the bend.


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