Youth River Skills Camp

Raft, Paddle, and SUP the Colorado River this summer!

Teens: Have fun and build skills this summer!

teen river skills2The 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 two night program utilizes paddle and oar-rig rafts, inflatable kayaks or “duckies”, and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) from Dewey Bridge to 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!


THANKS to our regional donors and especially to Grand County Recreation Special Service District Canyon Voyages Adventure Company for supporting program planning and scholarships.

  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Colorado River from Dewey Bridge to Rocky takeout
  • When: July 13, 2016
  • What months available: July 13-15
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, 2 nights
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 11
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
  • Deadline for Signup: July 1
  • Cost per Person: $200 per youth ($150 for youth attending Grand County School District*)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Notes:
    •  Trip includes:
 Transportation, meals, river gear, games and nature activities
    • Two-three CFI staff over 21 years of age plus one teen assistant will be with the group the entire time; staff have Educator clearances.
    • 10% Discount for sibling
    • * Additional SCHOLARSHIP assistance is available for qualifying Grand County, Utah families, please inquire at CFI.
    • Read our Cancellation Policy
    • Note: CFI needs written permission from a parent if the student will be walking, biking, driving, or getting a ride from someone other than the participant’s parent or guardian after each day trip