Our Missoula teen camps are fun! Designed for families and kids age 11 through 17, our adventure day camps integrate learning practical river skills with personal development in a fun, challenging setting. Participants learn fundamentals of river safety and paddling rivers while developing confidence, self-esteem, leadership, and teamwork. Campers will see how professional guides manage risk by wearing proper gear, containing trips with upstream and downstream safety and always having a back up plan. Teen camps emphasize teamwork, safety and rescue, maneuvering rafts and leading paddle crews in whitewater, and much more. We base each days activities on the weather, river conditions and the kids. On some days instructors might have the team kayak, stand up paddle board or even river board for part of the day. Parents are always welcome to come see our facilities for themselves and meet with our experienced staff.
Rafting, Outdoor Fun & Adventure, & River Leadership
Each day we’ll integrate river fun, raft guide training and river rescue basics. The sections of river we paddle, train and play on will depend on river flows. During higher flows we tend to paddle the Blackfoot River. During lower flows we run the Clark Fork River. Both rivers give us a variety of sections of river to choose from to make the camp more fun. The kids get to learn and practice basic river rescue skills before working as a team with other students and instructors to respond to a series of simple rescue scenarios. Campers learn to swim rapids, self rescue, recognize and avoid hazards, flip a raft, throw a throw bag and even be a rescue swimmer. After learning some rescue skills, we focus on doing things right with some whitewater raft guide training and running sections of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers. Depending on weather and river conditions, kids will often get to kayak, riverboard and even stand up paddle board during the camps. We’ll have a blast whitewater rafting and guiding with instruction each day. Our camps are affiliated with 10,000 Waves Raft and Kayak Adventures and the Whitewater Rescue Institute.
We have taken many rafting trips over the years and hands down this was one of the best ones yet!!! We took a private full day rafting tour with river side picnic and couldn’t have had a better time!! Our guide set up the best lunch spread at the waterside including fresh fruit and veggie trays, salad, sandwiches, chips/salsa, and the best homemade cookies!!! We had many stops, chances to swim, small cliff jumping, and the most beautiful scenery!!! Shout out to Amy as being the most fun guide to our crazy “Billy Goat Cyrus” group from Texas!!! Request her and you won’t be disappointed!!!
Our Montana River Guide trip down the Clark Fork was the highlight to our Montana vacation. Our guide let us paddle some while we were going thru the rapids which was an awesome experience. Weather and sun on the morning trip made for some great pictures.
We did a scenic float with our young kids. This was the absolute best thing we did our whole trip! So beautiful, so much fun. Amy was our guide and she was incredibly fun, knowledgable and kind. Cannot wait to float with them again!
There were three of us over 60 year old gals on our trip. Our guide, Jack, was outstanding. We felt safe and secure under his care the whole time while having the time of our lives. The beautiful scenery and wildlife were a bonus to the incredible river with its rapids along with calm areas to relax & enjoy the ride. Top on my list of the other incredible things we did this summer.
One of the best experience in the US was spending our Sunday with Montana River Guides! The crew was able to accommodate to over 60 of us on the YSEALI alumni tour and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our time on the river - Whitewater Rafting or Scenic Tour. Guides are 100% professionals who have fun with safety in mind. Highly recommend and must visit when you're in Montana. Thanks for the memories!