If you relish the anticipation of a raft slipping silently across flat water toward a line where the river disappears and a big rapid churns or if you crave the roar of whitewater and the chance to command your own crew as you lean into each paddle stroke, you’ve come to the right place.
Personal skill development and leadership opportunities will abound on any NOLS river course.
Photo: Craig Muderlak
Expert NOLS river instructors will teach you the essentials of whitewater boating on a course designed to give you the skills you need to become a raft guide throughout the United States.
It’s even early enough in the season to allow you to apply for summer guiding jobs. Utilizing two different sections of Utah’s Green River, you’ll learn to read rapids, rig boats, captain paddle rafts, row oar rigs, repair all the associated equipment, and gain a solid foundation in NOLS’ core leadership curriculum and latest river rescue techniques.
We’ll also give you the skills necessary to completely outfit a group for river travel. By the end, you’ll be commanding your craft with confidence, ready to guide friends or clients in places where the flat water ends and adventure begins.