River Classes and Courses

Below is a list of courses being held on the Kern River or in the local area. If you have a course that you would like to add, please email us here.

2020 Whitewater School

Dates: April 26 – May 1

Cost: $800

Whitewater School will teach you the basics to paddle guiding. You will learn everything from reading water, running rapids, rigging a raft, safety, river rescue and trip planning. By the end of the week you’ll be comfortable with Class III whitewater and Class IV-.

Register: Send an email here for registration information.

2020 Swift Water Rescue

Dates: May 2 – 3 and May 16 – 17

Cost: $275

“Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast paced, scenario based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary.”

Register: Send an email here for registration information.

Wilderness First Aid

Dates: Not scheduled for 2018

Cost: $

While we are not hosting a NOLS program this season, you can find plenty of WFA listings on their website. Other options to a WFA include a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), which expands the scope of the certificate. We typically run this certificate in May or June.

Register: Send an email for information on when we offer this course again.