Whitewater Guide School in California

Posted March 12, 2009 by Malina

It’s a little hard to imagine since half us are skiing and the other half are studying for midterms, but our Spring Whitewater Guide School 2009 is coming around the bend.  Time to start making plans, filling out applications and preparing yourself for many mornings of damp neoprene and nights of crackly campfires and conversation.  oh–and days of whitewater whitewater whitewater. 

If you’re interested in spending a summer (or the rest of your life) in a boat, attending Guide School is step one.  Our school is taught by veteran rafting guides and teaches you all the basics of guiding: reading water, navigation techniques, rope skills, safety protocol, and of course many terrible jokes.  You’ll also learn off the water skills like gear maintenance, riverside cooking, and various strategies for getting the stank outta your life jacket.  Success in the latter category may not get you a job with us, but it will win you friends on the river.  After 45 years in the business we like to think we know a thing or two about rafting so if you do want to work professionally there is no better place to start.  To meet some of our current guides and some of the people who might be your co-workers, check out our guide bios.

(Above: Whitewater Guide School on the South Fork American . . .)


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