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Dear Interested River Runner,
Thank you for your query about our 2018 Official Colorado State River Guide Certification Course. Our Guide Certification Class will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, May 21th, 2018 and run through Friday, June 1st. We have been training top quality river guides since 1977. We limit the class size to ensure a great learning environment and plenty of personal attention. We will be on the river all day, every day, and cover all aspects of river running and commercial guiding. The course will cover all topics required by the State of Colorado for commercial guides including:
This is a physical course, running class I through IV rivers. You will be required to carry rafts, flip boats, swim in the river, and be generally active. We will provide all necessary equipment including PFD’s, wetsuits, helmets, etc. We will provide transportation and take care of all shuttles. If you have personal boating gear, bring it with you and we will determine its’ suitability. You will need shorts, shoes suitable for rafting, and a lunch everyday. Dry clothes for the end of the day are also a must. The course runs Monday thru Friday each week, and boats will be available to train on the weekends.
Scenic Ricer Tours exclusively offers a full third week of training and practice. While you will have learned all your new skills in the first two weeks, and you will have enough hours to be certified as a rafting guide in the State of Colorado, we think another week on the river really hones your skills and makes you a better raft guide.
There is no extra charge for the third week!
While completing our course does not guarantee employment, we will be hiring several more guides for the upcoming season. Usually if you want to work for the summer, it works out.
Our company’s goal is to provide the best customer safety and enjoyment possible, so we are looking for service oriented individuals.
The cost of the course is $450. A $250 deposit is required to secure a spot in the course. There is no extra charge for whitewater training, we include everything you need to guide Class I thru III upon completion of this course. You can click on the “Book Now” button to enter your credit card information and secure your spot in the course. This course fills up fast, so we recommend you sign up soon. We work for you during this course and we will show you why the magic of the river is so contagious! We look forward to seeing you on the river! Please call us at 970.901.8158 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for private boaters, kayakers and non-profit organizations! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. Although this course meets agency Swiftwater Rescue certification requirements for river guides and kayakers; its pace allows for thorough integration of knowledge and practice of the skills that matter. The three day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. This course should be a prerequisite to anyone boating on any river anywhere! The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers.
A participant in a RRC course needs to:
In addition to the equipment listed above, students should expect and prepare for the elements with adequate dry, warm clothing; and food and beverages emphasizing sugars and carbohydrates. This is a dynamic and engaging curriculum and will require a full three-day commitment with homework at night. Students need to have a pen, pencil and may want a notebook for further notes.
Observation or participation in all of the activities and a co-signed skills check-off sheet are required to receive the certificate of completion. If a student feels uncomfortable about participating in any activity and simply wishes to observe, the Instructor should be advised. Knowing your own limits is essential to be a safe boater and rescuer; and is highly respected by our Instructors.
This class meets all requirements for the ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Certification.
Certification is good for 3 years, and cost is $325 per student.
Dry suits are available to rent for $60 for the course. Need to know sizing so we can reserve them.
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703 West Tomichi Ave
Gunnison, CO 81230
7049 County Road 742
Almont, CO 81210