Salmon River Adventure

Credit: Rick Richter

Salmon River Adventure

This two-week course for 14 and 15 year olds will explore the Main Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. You will navigate the Salmon's whitewater in kayaks, paddle rafts and oar rigs. On the water you'll learn strokes, commands, guiding basics, and advanced maneuvering. The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is home to abundant wildlife, including gray wolves, peregrine falcons, black bears, and bald eagles. This adventure course will coincide with lower water, making it an ideal classroom for new boaters. The beautiful setting will allow for camping on sandy beaches and even visiting natural hot springs right at the river’s edge.

The Salmon River is a Wild and Scenic River: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018 by exploring this wild, free-flowing river.

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Aug. 2 – Aug. 15, 2018

Tuition: $3,775
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Aug. 10 – Aug. 23, 2018

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Tuition

$3,775
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Equipment Deposit

$200

Duration

14 days

Minimum Age

14 yrs.

Maximum Age

15 yrs.

Academic Credit

0.50 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Driggs, Idaho

Fly in/out

Jackson, Wyoming

Skills learned

Rafting/kayaking

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What Our Grads Say

“And so we paddled downstream, our cheerful energy giving us the strength to make it to camp. It was times like that that reminded and continue to remind me of how much a group of determined, positive people can achieve. At times it may seem like something is impossible or too hard, but when you’re surrounded by people who support and believe in you, anything’s possible and everything’s alright.”

— Isabelle M., NOLS Salmon River Adventure grad

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