Our season is Memorial Day through Labor Day every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Now Hiring for the 2021 Season! COOLWORKS Applicants Save $100!
We train a select group of candidates each year to train to become river guides. Our Raft Guide School is designed to be affordable, with a full-time guide positions offered to those who excel and pass the course.
The cost of the 7 Day course is $150. All applicants from COOLWORKS will receive a $100 discount to help you purchase the few pieces of equipment you will need to complete training.
We always welcome applications from experienced guides but you do not need any experience on the river, just a super positive attitude and a taste for adventure!
The first day of guide school is May 10th 2020.
Our guide training program includes:
- Technical skills
- River safety
- River etiquette
- Basic rescue training
- Guest service
- Risk management
- First Aid/CPR training
We will provide all of the river equipment you need during training with the exception of shoes and base-layer clothing. You will need secure footwear, old tennis shoes or river sandals and a pair of wool socks just in case. In addition two sets of base-layer undergarments (NOT COTTON) will increase your comfort level a few notches should the weather be cooler.
As a part of this course, you will be housed at our outpost. Housing is a shared bunkhouse with bathhouse facilities. You must provide your own foam twin mattress and linens for bed and bath.
Class B CDL with P endorsement, clean driving record and current drug screen are required. I do have bunk housing available for the right applicant. Any skills making minor repairs to the busses is a BIG PLUS. I have a good reliable mechanic but there are always daily tasks.
Working in the office is a fun place at the outpost, you will greet the guests, help with waivers, taking payment and selling retail goods. Other duties will include answering phones, filing documents, processing photo orders, working with Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and outlook.
How to Apply
Fill out our application, include a resume and tell us a little something about yourself. After your application is submitted, we will schedule a phone interview and if accepted into the program we will provide the enrollment link to register.
We can’t wait to hear from you!