Staff Trainings

Business basics, skill development, & much more


Oregon City Training

May 13th & 20th
  • Schedule one day that best works for you
  • 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Oregon City Training

  • Learn the ins and outs of the flagship eNRG location including all the logistics, procedures, and systems.
  • Meet the direct and manager of eNRG Kayaking as well as some of the guides and store associates you’ll be working with over the summer.
  • Get on the Willamette River and get acquainted with your new “office”.
  • Trainings will be tailored to your specific responsibilities and projects.

Shadow Shift

May 28th or 29th
  • Schedule one day that works best for you
  • 4-6 hour shift

Shadow Shifts

  • After learning about how eNRG Kayaking works it’s time to put it into practice during store hours.
  • Work side by side with a returning eNRG guide or store associate to get hands on experience and work through the systems with oversight.

Camp Training

June 10th
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Camp Training

  • Meet the other individuals that will be working on our various kids camps over the summer.
  • Review the different camps we are offering, how they vary logistically and activity wise.
  • Become familiar with the Oregon City shop, West Linn trailer, and corresponding sections of the Willamette River.


ACA L1/L2 Instruction Course

May 21st - 22nd
  • About 8 hours a day

American Canoe Association – L1/L2 Kayaking Course

  • Topics include technical knowledge of paddling, teaching skills, terminology, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness.
  • Spcific ACA curriculum content includes: Introduction to Kayak, Basic River Kayak, Essentials to River Kayaking, and Whitewater Kayak

Swiftwater Awareness

May 27th
  • 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Swiftwater Awareness Workshop

  • This one day workshop is a hands on customized class for recreational kayakers, rafters, and guides who want to hone their swiftwater rescue skills. The day is broken up into a classroom module and an experiential component.
  • We will cover rescue theory and hydrology, introducing several different types of ropes and teach the minimalist approach to hardware, knots, and other tools. We will discuss foot entrapments / bow pins, contact rescues, wading rescues, and swimming in rapids.
  • Discuss the topics of group management, victim behavior, and preemptive safety.
  • Participate in recreated real life scenarios that will test all the knowledge you have learned, and help you build the judgment that will help save lives.