Teens: Have fun and build skills this summer!
The Teen River Skills Day Camp is designed for teens entering 7th – 12th grades who are interested in learning rafting and paddling techniques, guiding skills, and area natural history. This day program utilizes paddle and oar-rig rafts, inflatable kayaks or “duckies”, and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) on the Fisher Towers (or Daily) section of the Colorado River. This trip is an introduction to river ecology, river dynamics, paddling and rowing techniques, equipment rigging, how to maneuver different types of boats, and important river safety and rescue methods. The valuable skills learned during this course will offer experience for future river trips and outdoor leadership or guide employment. This stretch of river has mild class I rapids up to class II-III for an exciting challenge. Let’s get out on the water and have some fun!
Schedule for each day:
8:30 a.m. Meet at CFI office; orientation, training, safety talk, rigging boats, reading the river, travel to the river for skills 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 SUPs, 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
THANKS to our regional donors and especially to Grand County Recreation Special Service District Canyon Voyages Adventure Company for supporting program planning and scholarships.