Education / Training

California River Guide School


River Guide School


$800 | 10 Day Class | Ages 16+


Guide school is coming up May 17th through 26th 2019! The snow pack this year is AWESOME, which means it will be an AWESOME river season! This is a great year to become a Guide!


Join us for our whitewater guide school on Northern California’s exceptional whitewater rivers, progressing from Class II through Class IV -(V) whitewater.


This 10-day training is ideal for individuals interested in working as a whitewater raft guide for the 2019 season and beyond. While our instructor’s referral may be good enough to get you a job with another whitewater outfitter, you should always let us know your goals and intentions for work before signing up.


For those of you who just want to get out on the river this is probably the cheapest 10-day whitewater rafting trip you can find and is a great way to see a ton of rivers in a short time.  No experience necessary. Please understand that guide school is not structured to generate income for the company, we are looking to train future Rise Up Rafting guides and applicants who intend to seek employment with Rise Up will be accepted prior to all other applicants.


* Note that employment is not guaranteed. Guides will be hired on a part-time or full-time basis after completing training, based on our need and your proficiency of hard and soft skills. Very few Guides are ready to go straight out of guide school however we provide extensive training opportunities for all graduates after guide school. Take your friends rafting for free until you have all the skills necessary to work as a professional whitewater rafting guide.


For more information on our 2019 Guide school and to get an application, Please Call 800-323-RAFT.


Note that this course has limited space, so please contact us ASAP to hold your space. We look forward to meeting each of you and sharing our passion for Whitewater Raft Guiding with you.

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