• Where: Drop off and pick up is at CFI headquarters, located at 1320 South Hwy 191, Moab UT 84532.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Monday through Friday
  • Time: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Group Size: Two sessions each week with a maximum of nine participants in each session.
  • Age Group: Eco-Splorers Sessions ages 6-9; Desert Dwellers & Art Around Us Sessions ages 9-12
  • Cost per Person: $150 per youth (Grand County School District students only)
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Where: Colorado River - Dewey to Professor Valley
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: One Night
  • Group Size: 15 minimum; 40 maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, high school, and college students
  • Cost per Person: $250
  • Deposit: Nonrefundable deposit of five participant fees is required to secure your program dates.
  • Whitewater Academy

    Learn Whitewater Rafting Skills on the Colorado River

    Whitewater Academy is an intensive four-day training for teens wanting to learn leadership and whitewater skills. In the heat of the summer, spend four days learning to paddle captain and row an oar boat. Finish with a bang in Westwater Canyon, some of the country's best whitewater, cutting through the black schist walls. CFI’s instructors, all certified whitewater guides, will coach students to navigate whitewater rivers, practice river reading skills, and learn how to row or paddle a raft. The curriculum includes basic river rescue, risk management and decision making, ethics for river travel, and swimming in the river’s milder sections.

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  • Where: Ruby-Horsethief and Westwater Canyons
  • Group Size: Minimum 10 Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Entering 10th - 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $590 per youth ($490 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District) +$20 BLM Fee
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Native Teen Guide-in-Training

    Native Teen Guide-in-Training is designed for students entering 8th – 12th grades interested in building community amongst Native teens from around the country while developing leadership and whitewater rafting skills.

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  • Where: Bluff and the Upper San Juan River
  • When: June 21, 2020 through June 27, 2020
  • Group Size: Minimum 14, Maximum 20
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $50 (Non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Priority Application Deadline: April 15th, 2020 Rolling deadline after this time period
  • Youth River Skills Camp

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

    The Youth River Skills Camp is summer learning adventure for young adults entering 7th-9th grades. In the heat of the summer spend three awesome days paddling and rowing on the Colorado River. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach kids to navigate rivers, starting out on calm water stretch and working up to some whitewater. Practice river reading skills, and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky, how to set up camp and be an awesome camp cook. This is a hands-on experience using paddle rafts and duckies. We'll cover basic river safety, river rescue, maneuvering different types of boats, ethics for river travel, and have fun swimming in the river’s milder sections!

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  • Where: Fisher Towers Section of the Colorado River
  • Number of Days/Nights: Two nights and three days
  • Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 9th grades
  • Cost per Person: $350 per youth; $250 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

    An exciting summer opportunity for kids entering the 5th through 8th grades!

    Our popular Explorers Base Camp is an exciting summer opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard La Sal Mountains.

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  • Where: Warner Lake Campground, La Sal Mountains
  • Number of Days/Nights: Four nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 12 and Maximum 20
  • Age Group: Entering 5th through 8th grades
  • Cost per Person: $325 per youth ($225 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District)
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • School River Trip: Westwater Canyon One Night

    For Grade 9 and up - a classic and exciting whitewater experience through geologically and historically rich Westwater Canyon!

    School River Trip: Westwater Canyon Overnight explores wonderful Westwater, a Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides. Experience the one of the west's premier whitewater stretches with 6 miles of exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids! April and early May or mid July through mid October (we dont run the usual higher water flows seen in late May through early July.)

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  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available: Mid-March through mid-October
  • Number of Days/Nights: One Night
  • Age Group: Grade nine and up
  • Cost per Person: $330 + $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: 5 student fees, non refundable. Applies to final total balance due.
  • School Field Camp and River Program – Two Nights

    School Field Camp and River Program - Two Nights, offers a fun land and river educational program in CFI's Moab area Professor Valley Field Camp and on the Colorado river.

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  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp and the Colorado River
  • What months available: Spring and Fall, either Friday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday, or Wednesday through Friday only. The RIVER DAY is day 3; your group will depart for home from the river take out.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Two Nights
  • Time: 3pm Day One through 4pm Last Day
  • Group Size: 15 minimum; 60 youth maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, High School, and College Students
  • Cost per Person: $300 based on minimum of 15 paid fees.
  • Quitely floating on the Colorado River

    Moab Daily of the Colorado River

    The Colorado River begins high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Around Moab, the Colorado soon slows and becomes a classic desert river, entrenched in deepening canyons of brilliantly colored sandstone. The river carries colorful sediment hiding the array of fascinating aquatic life just below the surface.

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  • Where: Moab Daily of the Colorado River near Fisher Towers
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Group Size: 15 minimum; 40 maximum
  • Age Group: First grade through college
  • Cost per Person: $80
  • Deposit: Nonrefundable deposit of five participant fees is required to secure your program dates.
  • School Field Camp and River Program – Five Nights

    School Field Camp and River Program - Five nights, offers an in-depth land and river educational program at CFI's field camp and on the Colorado River. Combine our two great Land & River Programs into one for an amazing educational adventure!

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  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp and the Colorado River
  • Number of Days/Nights: Five nights
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. first day through 2:00 p.m. last day
  • Group Size: 15 minimum/60 youth maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, high school, and college students
  • Cost per Person: $700