River Instructor Course

Credit: Brad Christensen

River Instructor Course

On this course, you will develop and refine the teaching and leadership skills needed to prepare you for professional positions at NOLS. The primary purpose of this course is to train and evaluate potential NOLS instructors. Each participant’s skills and abilities will be assessed and evaluated by the course instructors with the intent of determining their potential as an instructor.

This course takes place in Utah’s canyon country, a beautiful and colorful region of rich human and geological history. You’ll travel in rafts, kayaks and canoes through deep incisions of limestone, shale, and sandstone.

Learn more about instructor courses with NOLS here.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018 INSTRUCTOR COURSES

  • The application deadline for 2018 instructor courses is November 15, 2017
  • You will be notified of your application status by February 1, 2018
  • We will begin taking applications for 2019 instructor courses on August 15, 2018

Dates

Dates

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Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
TBA
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Equipment Deposit
$250
Duration
24 days
Minimum Age
21 yrs.
Academic Credit
4 College Credits
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Leadership
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End
Vernal, Utah
Fly in/out
Salt Lake City, UT
Skills learned

Rafting/kayaking

Additional Details

Prerequisite: Minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification