Fall 2017 Fall Raft Guide Training

In 2017, North Country Rivers is offering a Fall whitewater raft guide training. We created a unique format for the Fall guide training –  we are offering guide training for 5 consecutive weekends beginning Sept 10 –  (9/9,10; 9/16,17; 9/23,24; 9/30-10/1, 10/7,8) and for 1 full week Sept 9-17,2017.

There will be a total of 15 days of on river guide training. All trainees are required to participate in at least 8 days of on-river training but you are welcome to participate in more training days, whatever works best for your schedule. You can participate in the full-week, weekends only or any combination of dates.

We designed this format to accommodate the schedule of students, teachers, individuals with full or part time jobs and all outdoor enthusiasts.

Full Week Training – Sept 9 – 17, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept 8. (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Sept 9 – 17, 2017).

Weekend Training Schedule Below:

Weekend #1 – Sept 9 & 10, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept 8. (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Sept 9 & 10, 2017).

Weekend #2 – Sept 16 & 17, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept 15 (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Sept 16 & 17, 2017).

Weekend #3 – Sept 23 & 24, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept 22 (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Sept 23 & 24 2017).

Weekend #4 – Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept 29 (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017).

Weekend #5 – Oct 7 & 8, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 6:00 PM on Friday, Oct 6 (only necessary to enroll in one pre-training orientation).

(2) On-River training (Oct 7 & 8, 2017).

CPR, First Aid and Written Examination:

CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, Sept 18 and Sunday, Oct 8, at our Bingham, Maine base. Additional dates my be scheduled based on demand.

Whitewater guide written examination  – To be announced based on the number of guide trainees taking the test (Bingham, Maine base).

After completion of the Whitewater Guide Training, First Aid and CPR, you will take a written test administered by the State of Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, upon successful completion of the test, you will receive your license to be a Registered Maine Whitewater Guide, and are eligible to work as a Whitewater Guide for North Country Rivers.

Total cost for the training program is $200 (Includes  training and test fee. You will need to purchase your 3 year guide license in 2018. The cost for the 3 year guide license is $89.):

Payment option #1 is a $100 deposit to confirm registration with the balance due prior to training.

Payment Option #2 is $100 deposit to confirm registration, the balance can be off-set with guided days and base work after you receive your guide license.

 North Country Rivers accepts all major credit and debit cards, checks or money orders. Checks and money orders must be made payable to North Country Rivers.

* Participants in our guide training program can camp out at our base in Bingham, Maine. Tent sites are provided at no cost, platform tents and bunkhouse cabins may be used based on availability. Discounted meals (breakfast and dinner buffet) can be purchased from our restaurant. North Country Rivers supplies all river gear, transportation during training and an all-star highly qualified training staff.

Documentation Requirements

To process your registration, North Country Rivers must receive the following from you:

* A North Country Rivers application form (downloadable by PDF below)

* A completed Guide Application form (downloadable by PDF below)

* Two copies of your current CPR and First Aid Certifications (provided by YOU) or you can register in one of our CPR & Advanced First Aid Course (Sept 17; Oct 8)

* Payment of $100

ONE FINAL REMINDER: DO NOT send application forms to the State of Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

SEND ALL FORMS AND PAYMENT TO:

North Country Rivers
Attn: Guide Training
P.O. Box 633
Bingham, Maine 04920

       
North Country Rivers