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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Sample Program Outline

Day 1

  • Base Camp at Sand Island Campground
  • Herbalist Talk with Ethnobotanist
  • Canyoneering with Wild Rivers
  • “What it Means to Be a Guide” Discussion
  • River Trip Preparation

Day 2

  • Visit former Bear’s Ears National Monument
  • Speak with BLM Rangers about Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Launch San Juan River
  • River House Archaeological Site Visit

Day 3

  • Engaging Presentation Strategies
  • Knot Tying
  • Wilderness First Aid: Scene Size Up/ABCDE’s
  • Student Presentations

Day 4

  • Hydrology 101
  • “Risk vs. Probability” RM and Decision-Making Model
  • Wilderness First Aid: Patient Assessment System
  • Student Presentations

Day 5

  • Hydrology 201
  • Throw Bag Practice
  • Wilderness First Aid: Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Student Presentations

Day 6

  • Takeout at Mexican Hat
  • Evaluations, Appreciations, & Closing Circle

2021 Partners and Sponsors

Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.

Past Participants Experience

Read an article about one of our past participants, Beau Favre, of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Summer program sends Tribal teen outside

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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
  • Deadline for Signup: Priority Application Deadline: April 15th, 2020 Rolling deadline after this time period
  • Cost per Person: $50 (Non-refundable)
  • Notes:

    Contact Us: 435-259-7750 or info@cfimoab.org

    Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.