Youth River Skills Camp

Learn to raft, paddle, and duckie the Colorado River this summer!

Have fun and build skills this summer!

The Youth River Skills Camp is designed for young adults 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, and inflatable kayaks or duckies from Dewey Bridge through 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 the experience needed for future river trips, 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!



The following sponsors have provided generous donations to support our Youth Summer Programs and allow us to grant scholarships and discounts for local youth.

  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Colorado River from Dewey Bridge to Rocky takeout
  • When: July 27, 2017 through July 29, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, 2 nights
  • Time: Meet 8:30 am on July 27 at CFI Office 1320 S. Hwy 191 Moab, UT 84532
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 11
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
  • 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 or three CFI staff over 21 years of age plus one teen assistant will be with the group the entire time; our field-staff has all had  educator clearance checks.
    • 10% Discount for sibling
    • *Additional scholarship assistance is available for qualifying families, please inquire here.
    • Read our Cancellation Policy
    • Note: Parent or guardian will need to provide written permission if a student will be walking, biking, driving, or getting a ride from someone other than the participant’s parent or guardian after the trip.
    • 2017 Youth River Skills program outline
    • CFI Scholarship Application