• 7-Day Deschutes River Rafting Guide Training + 4 Weekends in Washington • Dates: April 11 - April 18, April 25-26, May 2-3, May 9-10, May 16-17

We have trained river guides for 42 years and our instructors have over 120 years worth of river experience, from international competitions to founding companies overseas, 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

Our 2020 guide training will begin 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 additional time (4 weekends) spent learning the ins-and-outs on Washington's premier rivers will solidify the knowledge gained during the week-long immersion in river rafting. 


                                  Video by Cali Osborne

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.