The Redwoods and Rivers’ Guide School is a non-competitive course designed for anyone wishing to learn the skills of guiding rivers safely. This 6-day training is a terrific opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence on the river in a supportive, constructive environment. Teamwork and decision-making are constant themes throughout the school.
The guide school is a combination of lectures and on-the-water training, emphasizing gaining experience through practice. Skills covered include river anatomy, hydrology, boat control, and swift water rescue techniques. Other subjects covered are natural and cultural history, leave no trace camping, outdoor leadership skills, and outdoor cooking for groups.
Pricing and Course Material
Includes all meals, gear, equipment, instruction manual, use, and camping fees.
This class is approved for three units of credit REC (480) through Humboldt State University’s Office of Extended Education—for an additional fee. Swiftwater Rescue Training is also included in this class.
For registration email [email protected]
A link to a registration form will be sent to you to fill out
Class size is limited, and the registration deadline for scheduled classes is one week before the
start of class.
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