Whitewater Guide School Dates for 2009

Posted February 11, 2009 by Malina

We’ve set the dates for our yearly whitewater river rafting guide school for the 2009 California rafting season.  We have two options this year: 

Spring School:  In April we’ll host a guide school over two long weekends.  The first segment is April 17-20, and the second is the 25-27th.

Early Summer School:  In June, we’re offering a week-long immersion school from the 16th to the 22nd.

Curriculum:  Both schools are taught by veteran AO guides.  They will cover the basic skills necessary to start a career in whitewater rafting—reading water, equipment skills, safety proceedures, riparian environments, and navigation techniques.  You’ll also learn how to cook delicioso meals on the river bank with little more than a frying pan and a propane burner, spiffy rope skills, and meet interesting people–all while sleeping under the stars, learning to love damp wetsuits at the crack of dawn, and paddling your booty off all day.

Who should enroll:  Anyone interested in working professionally as a river guide in California.  Our school is designed for aspiring river professionals, but we welcome rafting enthusiasts who want to learn more about the sport or people looking for an unusual adventure vacation.

To learn more about our river guide school visit our website  and fill out an application or call Amy d at (530) 626-0882 ex 112.  Or, email her at amyd @aorafting.com


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