Raft Guide Training

Raft Guide Training with Hard Water Sports

We offer a 1 Day Class to get you started as a whitewater rafting guide.

Looking for the most awesome summer job? the kind of job where you get paid to have fun and tell jokes ?

but you have no white water experience…

minnesota rafting guide training

Guide Training on the Kettle River

Sign up for Hard Water Sports raft guide training and work on one of Minnesota’s beautiful white water rivers. Opportunities exist to train on the  Kettle River, St Louis River, and rivers in Wisconsin.  The Hard Water Sports raft guide training day classes start April 16, 2016 location to be determined by river levels.

Raft guide training day- class  $100

Our raft guide training program at Hard Water Sports includes a full day of on and off the water instruction.  Client management, swiftwater rescue, river hazard training are just a few of the topics covered.
Be  prepared to be on the water most of the day, including 2 or more river runs. Guide training includes running the rapids and learning how to read the river.

Includes 2 whitewater river runs

The Hard Water Sport river guide day-class is an intensive full day covering a lot of information.  After a quick meet and great, we are gearing up and on the river.  We start with the basics – how to hold a paddle,  to setting up a Z-Drag for unpinning a stuck raft.
You’ll learn about group dynamics, training your paddling crew, rescue procedures.

What it takes to be a raft guide

Being a raft guide involves risk and is physically demanding. Raft guide qualifications include being a competent swimmer, being CPR/ first aid certified, having plenty of on the water experience.  The Hard Water Sports raft guide need to have a intimate knowledge of the rivers they are paddling, including all potential hazards.

Equipment for rafting training

During the class students will be provided Life Jackets, wetsuits, splash tops, booties, and Helmets.  Students will practice paddling and steering a verity inflatable rafts and kayaks – all provided by Hard Water Sports.  

Perfect for athletes who have no or little whitewater guiding experience

Apply for Minnesota raft guide training
Submit your cover letter and resume to HardWaterSports@gmail.com

Acceptance to join the whitewater raft guide training class does not  guarantee employment with Hard Water Sports. Hiring of guides from the training class will be based on the ability to perform essential job skills, and ability to work in a team setting.  Students of the class that do get hired as a river guide will receive additional training and will be required to log additional river hours as a guide assistant.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

2017 Raft Guide Training Schedule

April 8, 2016       9 am to 5 pm

April 9, 2016      9 am to 5 pm

April 22, 2016      9 am to 5 pm

April 23 , 2016      9 am to 5 pm

Rafting classes will meet in Robinson Park in Sandstone, Minnesota.

Apply for Minnesota raft guide training
Submit your cover letter and resume to HardWaterSports@gmail.com

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