• 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
  • 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