Teen River Skills Clinic
- Where: Moab, Utah
- When: July 17, 2013 through July 19, 2013
- Time: 8 a.m to 5 p.m for 3 days
- Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
- Deadline for Signup: July 12 by noon
- Cost per Person: $150 ($100 for students in Grand County School District)
- Deposit: $25
- 10% Discount for sibling from same family
- Trip includes: Transportation, lunches, all river equipment, instruction and hiking, games and nature activities.
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This exciting learning experience is for teens entering 7th-12th grades. Learn to navigate whitewater rivers through a hands-on rafting and ducky trip with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides. In the heat of the summer, spend three awesome days paddling and rowing the classic “Daily” stretch of the Colorado River outside Moab.
This trip starts and ends each day at the CFI warehouse in Moab, Utah. All participants help in prepping gear, rigging the boats at the boat ramp, and paddling downstream in one of the most beautiful and fun stretches of river in the Southeastern Utah region. The Fisher Towers, or “Daily”, section of the Colorado River offers 14 miles of Class I-II rapids.
Each day, the group will practice river reading skills and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. Emphasis is placed on basic river safety procedures and river rescue skills. Learn to maneuver different types of boats through exciting rapids, and swim in the river’s milder sections. The course also focuses on applying minimum impact techniques and ethics for river travel and exploring the incredible riparian ecology of the desert region on side hikes and beach time. Participants' personal gear list (basic) will be provided; we can help you as needed.
Schedule for each day:
8:00 A.M. Meet at CFI warehouse (1320 S. Hwy 191 Moab, UT); orientation, training, and depart for river
Morning at River: Safety talk, rigging boats, reading the river, skill practice on the river; snack provided
Afternoons: Lunch provided by CFI; hike and explore the region around the river and its ecology; practice more river running and safety skills in paddle rafts, oar-rig rafts, and duckies
3:30 P.M. Take-out and travel back to CFI; snack provided
4:00 P.M. Clean gear and rig for the next day
5:00 P.M. Ready to depart, families pick up at CFI
Note: CFI needs written permission from a parent if the student will be walking, biking, or driving or getting a ride from someone other than the participant’s parent or guardian after each day trip.
THANKS to our regional donors and especially to Grand County Recreation Special Service District Canyon Voyages Adventure Company and Eastern Utah Community Credit Union for supporting program planning and scholarships.