Training

Guide Training
Swiftwater Rescue
Guide Training

2018 Scheduled Classes
March 11-16, & June 10-15. 

Space Limited (Registration Dead-line one week prior to start of class)
Redwoods and Rivers offer private Guide School classes for groups of 8 or more.
Call our office for details.

$780 Fee
Includes all meals, gear, equipment, instruction and camping.

For payment
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Training Focus on:
• Boat Control
• River Anatomy
• Reading Whitewater
• Paddle Guiding Techniques
• Swiftwater Rescue Skills
• Equipment Use and Care
• Teambuilding Skills
• Outdoor Leadership
• Outdoor Cooking
Redwoods & Rivers offer specialized guide training for groups and individuals.

Our guides will teach you guide strokes and commands, river safety and etiquette, knot tying, river anatomy all through hands on experience.

Whether you want to guide commercially or recreational this is the training you’re looking for.

Teamwork and leadership are constant skills you’ll polish throughout this training.  Instructors use a combination of lectures, manual and video with an emphasis on gaining understanding through practice.

3 units of HSU Extended education REC (480) available for additional fee. Swiftwater Rescue Training is included in this class.

Ask about our work exchange programs for low income students.

Swiftwater Rescue

Redwoods and Rivers Swiftwater Rescue program teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques and rescue for paddlers in distress.

Emphasis is placed on personal safety and on simple, commonly used river rescue skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards such as strainers, entrapment’s and pins are practiced. Staged scenarios provide participants practice with individual and group skills.

Our program is taught by Redwoods and Rivers Guide Instructors using Rescue III International protocols - Swiftwater Rescue for Rafting Guides certification is awarded to participants upon successful completion.

Bryan C. Guide School Student

"Guide School changed my life in so many ways. Thank you Redwoods and Rivers for giving me not just “river lessons” but “life lessons”.

Saundi H. Guide School Student

"Going to guide school is absolutely one of the best choices I've made in my adult life. Precious time and memories that I cherish. I hope to do it again one day soon. "

Tauno Hauge Guide School Student

"Your Spring Guide School was fantastic! The instruction, food, and friendly atmosphere were all better than imagined."

Julie Mckinny Guide School Student

“Guide School was so awesome!! I had the time of my life. I will always remember the life long friends I gained and lessons I learned. I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of age and/or whether you want to be a commercial river guide or not. I learned so much about myself, the river, life and I will never forget it. It was worth every penny and every minute!!!”

Kurt Valco Guide School Student

"My real exposure to being on rivers came with Redwoods and Rivers. The great bearded and burly Michael impressed me immediately with his knowledge of boating and the outdoors. I was taken care of like a family member. Michael and Wanda were kind and extremely generous. I cannot thank them enough for holding my hand, showing me how to run rivers, employing me and trusting me to do it, and for treating me so well all along the way."

Bryan C. Guide School Student

"Guide School changed my life in so many ways. Thank you Redwoods and Rivers for giving me not just “river lessons” but “life lessons”.

Saundi H. Guide School Student

"Going to guide school is absolutely one of the best choices I've made in my adult life. Precious time and memories that I cherish. I hope to do it again one day soon. "

Tauno Hauge Guide School Student

"Your Spring Guide School was fantastic! The instruction, food, and friendly atmosphere were all better than imagined."

Julie Mckinny Guide School Student

“Guide School was so awesome!! I had the time of my life. I will always remember the life long friends I gained and lessons I learned. I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of age and/or whether you want to be a commercial river guide or not. I learned so much about myself, the river, life and I will never forget it. It was worth every penny and every minute!!!”

Kurt Valco Guide School Student

"My real exposure to being on rivers came with Redwoods and Rivers. The great bearded and burly Michael impressed me immediately with his knowledge of boating and the outdoors. I was taken care of like a family member. Michael and Wanda were kind and extremely generous. I cannot thank them enough for holding my hand, showing me how to run rivers, employing me and trusting me to do it, and for treating me so well all along the way."