2018 GUIDE & RIVER RESCUE TRAINING
- 7-Day Deschutes River Rafting Guide Training - March 17th thru March 24th
4-Weekend Trainings - April 14-15, April 21-22, April 28-29, May 5-6
We have trained river guides for 39 years and every year we strive to improve our program and build upon our successes. In other words, you will be the recipient of a very comprehensive training program --- 15 days to learn the entire range of skills required to be a professional river guide, or just steer your own craft on Class III-IV water.
- River Guide Training • Rescue Techniques • Expedition Travel • Knots • Become a Professional River Guide • and More
Our training begins on the Deschutes River in north central Oregon. Besides being an excellent way to immerse newcomers to guiding, the 7-day river trip is an excellent opportunity for our instructors to work with each student on a personal basis. The final 4 weekends follow the 7-day trip and include a variety of rivers throughout the Cascades. From April Fools through the final weekend of April, we will be exploring several rivers with completely different personalities in order to give you a well-rounded perspective.
Orion provides all meals, dry bags, necessary river gear (life jackets, throw bags, safety lines, etc.), instructors and shelter during the Deschutes portion of the training.