Raft Guide School

Do you want to become a raft guide?

Experience

Class II-III
Rafting, Rescue

Person

Ages 16 and up
50 lbs to 300 lbs

Price

$350/person

Logistics

Instruction
18 hours
2 days

THE BEST JOB
What better way to make money than doing what you love? Stay active outdoors and meet amazing new people every single day.
SWIFT WATER RESCUE
This two-day course will provide you with crucial experience on how to manage risk on the river.
IDEAL LOCATION
We ARE the local outfitter in Mill City. Centrally located in NW Oregon- just over an hour from Portland / Corvallis, our N Santiam Rafting trips are a perfect Daycation from Salem (40 minute drive).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Do you have what it takes to become a professional raft guide? Spend two full days on the beautiful North Santiam river training with our top guide instructors Brock Browning and Kurt Doettger, where you will learn the skills required to safely enjoy whitewater recreation! Join our guide trainees for the coming season with time both in-class learning and in experiential education on the river. 

Starting each morning with a cup of tea or coffee in the shop, we will dive into the specifics of hydrology and reading whitewater. Day two will include the learning and practicing of knots, rope work and mechanical advantage. From there we will practice and put to the test what was discussed in class, spending each afternoon practicing our river reading, boat handling, and paddle commands in both class II and III rapids. Day two will hold more exciting skill practice including flip drills, whitewater swimming, live throwbagging, and lots of paddling.

 

What to bring: Dress warm! Spring conditions in Oregon often lead to chilly river temperatures and rainy weather, and we will no doubt be getting wet. We recommend you bring any personal river gear you wish to practice with including PFD, drysuit, personal throw bag, and any other rescue/safety equipment. eNRG will provide PFDs, helmets, farmer john wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties for all those who need equipment.

Meals: Coffee will be available in the mornings courtesy of eNRG. We will have a one hour lunch break each day, there are a few local spots to grab food, but in spring their hours can be unpredictable, so you might want to pack your own meals

OUR POLICIES

Custom Trips

Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 -1122 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

Restrictions

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. No alcohol allowed.

Weather

Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions such as lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke.

Enrollment

2 person minimum per tour. Parties may be combined to meet this number.

If we cancel

eNRG receives the right to cancel based on weather and low enrollment. Trips will be rescheduled or be given full credit.

If you cancel

21 days notice: 75% refund, credit, or free rescheduling.
14 days notice, 50% refund, credit, $15/person rescheduling. Otherwise, non-refundable.

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP

Sign Waivers

After each booking, sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members.

What to Bring

Drysuit, personal gear, safety gear, drysuit. Water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, and additional layers, change of clothing.

Where We Are Located

1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045.

Arrival Time

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. Parking may be limited so factor that into your arrival time.

What we provide

Instructors, rafts, lifejacket, wetsuits, splash gear, booties and a paddle.

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Raft Guide School

Experience
Flatwater
Kayaks, SUPs
Logistics
Guided
1.5 hours, 2 miles
Person
Ages 5 and up
50 lbs to 300 lbs
Price
$70/person
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THE BEST JOB
What better way to make money than doing what you love? Stay active outdoors and meet amazing new people every single day.
SWIFT WATER RESCUE
This two-day course will provide you with crucial experience on how to manage risk on the river.
IDEAL LOCATION
We ARE the local outfitter in Mill City. Centrally located in NW Oregon- just over an hour from Portland / Corvallis, our N Santiam Rafting trips are a perfect Daycation from Salem (40 minute drive).
Person
$350
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Do you have what it takes to become a professional raft guide? Spend two full days on the beautiful North Santiam river training with our top guide instructors Brock Browning and Kurt Doettger, where you will learn the skills required to safely enjoy whitewater recreation! Join our guide trainees for the coming season with time both in-class learning and in experiential education on the river.

Starting each morning with a cup of tea or coffee in the shop, we will dive into the specifics of hydrology and reading whitewater. Day one will include the learning and practicing of knots, rope work and mechanical advantage. From there we will practice and put to the test what was discussed in class, spending each afternoon practicing our river reading, boat handling, and paddle commands in both class II and III rapids. Day two will hold more exciting skill practice including flip drills, whitewater swimming, live throwbagging, and lots of paddling.
MORE INFO
What to bring: Dress warm! Spring conditions in Oregon often lead to chilly river temperatures and rainy weather, and we will no doubt be getting wet. We recommend you bring any personal river gear you wish to practice with including PFD, drysuit, personal throw bag, and any other rescue/safety equipment. eNRG will provide PFDs, helmets, farmer john wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties for all those who need equipment.

Meals: Coffee will be available in the mornings courtesy of eNRG. We will have a one hour lunch break each day, there are a few local spots to grab food, but in spring their hours can be unpredictable, so you might want to pack your own meals.
POLICIES
CUSTOMIZATIONS: Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 -1122 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. No alcohol allowed.

WEATHER: Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightening, high winds, and excessive smoke.

ENROLLMENT: 2 person minimum per tour. Parties may be combined to meet this number.
CANCELLATIONS
IF WE CANCEL: eNRG receives the right to cancel based on weather and low enrollment. Trips will be rescheduled or be given full credit.

IF YOU CANCEL: 21 days notice: 75% refund, credit, or free rescheduling. 14 days notice, 50% refund, credit, $15/person rescheduling. Otherwise, non-refundable.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
AFTER BOOKING: Sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members (Online prior to arrival is preferred). Waivers must be filled out by each party member on every visit.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, and additional layers / change of clothing based on weather.

WHERE: 1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City OR 97045.

ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. Parking may be limited so factor that into your arrival time.

WHAT WE PROVIDE: A guide, kayak, lifejacket, and a paddle.

ENJOY YOUR TRIP!
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