Join a group of motivated adults to paddle Idaho’s Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. This eight-day expedition is designed to give you the insights and experience to run your own river trip for friends and family, or to build your skills toward becoming a river guide.
Practice maneuvering paddle rafts and oar rigs, starting with quiet water and working your way up to more challenging whitewater rapids. Dive into the basics of river rescue and risk management. Learn about the area’s history and ecology as you explore sandy beaches and riverside hot springs.
This expedition isn’t just about gaining outdoor experience. It’s also about developing your personal leadership style. Throughout the course, you’ll step outside your comfort zone to practice good leadership in a dynamic environment. Working with your group to navigate a rapid is a lesson in effective communication and decision making. Living in a small community offers insight into group dynamics and how to support your team in different roles. Return with the skills you need to lead in the workplace and at home, as well as in the outdoors.
*The Salmon River is one of the original rivers protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.
“And so we paddled downstream, our cheerful energy giving us the strength to make it to camp. It was times like that that reminded and continue to remind me of how much a group of determined, positive people can achieve. At times it may seem like something is impossible or too hard, but when you’re surrounded by people who support and believe in you, anything’s possible and everything’s alright.”