Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking & Safety
Spring has arrived and it’s a great time to sign up for Montana River Guides Youth Adventure Camps. Our day camps for kids 11 to 17 years of age, get everyone out on the river each day for an exciting adventure. We typically meet at 9am in Missoula at LB Snow or at our headquarters on the banks of the Clark Fork River. Depending on river flows we may run camps on the Blackfoot River due to high river flows that typically occur during spring and early summer.
What do We teach?
During the class, students will be able to go down the river on rafts, kayaks, riverboards, and stand-up paddleboards all the while getting expert advice from our instructors. We cover everything from the basics of rowing and paddle rafting to river rescue skills and everything in between. Specifically, while we are on the river, we will go going over things like flip drills, whitewater gear, reading whitewater, and using it to our own advantage.
Along with practical skills, students will also go through their own personal growth as they learn how to mitigate risk while running whitewater. This includes leadership skills and team-building exercises as we have students go through common scenarios that occur on rivers.
What to bring?
Here at Montana River Guides we love getting on the river no matter what the weather is like. And, luckily, we have the gear to do it. However, there are things you can bring with you that can be helpful for your experience in the class. We will be outside on the river all day so dress to get wet and protect yourself from the sun. MRG will provide all river gear including lifejacket, helmet, and wetsuits. You wear shorts and t-shirt or swimwear. Bring small backpack with a sack lunch, water bottle, a raincoat or shell, layer of fleece, sunscreen and hat. Protect those toes with good footwear like old tennis shoes or sports sandals. Remember, no glass containers on the river. We’ll have dry bags for an extra warm layers, a first aid kit and other essentials.
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Time: 9 am-5 pm daily. All equipment provided.
In sum, our Teen Adventure Camps are a source of fun instruction that can lead to lifelong hobbies and a passion for recreating on our local rivers. During these camps, we love sharing our passion for and knowledge of running whitewater at Montana River Guides. So if your looking for a fun adventure for your kids this summer then look no further than our Teen Camps! Get More Details or Book Now!