2017 Maine White Water Rafting Guide Training and Outdoor Courses

Becoming a “Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide" is a challenging, rewarding, and time-honored profession!

Imagine running some of the most challenging whitewater in America, meeting new people, and experiencing the unmatched beauty of Maine! When you become a Registered Maine Rafting Guide all this will be yours – and North Country Rivers can get you there!

General Program Information

In 2017, North Country Rivers is offering the whitewater rafting guide training in May and June:

Session #1 – May 12 – May 22, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 12.

(2) On-River training (May 13-21).

(3) CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, May 22, at our Bingham, Maine base.

(4) Whitewater guide written examination  at 4:00 PM on May 22, at our Bingham, Maine base).

Session #2 – June 16 – June 26, 2017:

(1) Pre-training orientation meets in Bingham, Maine at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 16.

(2) On-River training (June 17-25).

(3) CPR & Advanced First Aid will run from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Monday, June 26, at our Bingham, Maine base.

(4) Whitewater guide written examination  at 4:00 PM on June 26,, at our Bingham, Maine base).

After completion of the Whitewater Guide Training, 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 $300.00 (Includes  training, test fee and guide license fee):

Payment option #1 is a $100 deposit to confirm registration with the balance due 30 days 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 must supply their own tent, sleeping bag and food. Tent sites are provided at no cost, bunkhouse cabins are available at an additional cost ($12 per night plus tax), discounted meals 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 Advanced CPR & First Aid Course (April 29; May 22; June 26)

* Payment of $100

IMPORTANT NOTES: In order to enroll in the 2017 guide training program, both copies of your CPR and First Aid Certifications must be valid through 2017. North Country Rivers will be holding an all day Advanced First Aid Course & CPR course on April 29, May 22 and June 26, 2017 to help assist in acquiring these necessary certifications. Please call to register.

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

SUMMARY OF COURSE OFFERINGS FOR 2017 –

Advanced First Aid & CPR Certifications:

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Monday, May 22, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Monday, June 26, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

* Location – Kennebec River Base – 36 Main St. – Bingham, Maine 04920

* North Country Rivers Staff and Guide Trainees only


North Country Rivers 2017 Whitewater Rafting Guide Training:

Session #1 – May 12 – May 22, 2017:

Session #2 – June 16 – June 26, 2017: 

* Location – Kennebec River Base – 36 Main St. – Bingham, Maine 04920


Advanced Level II Guide Training on the Penobscot River:

July 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017

* Location – North Country Rivers Penobscot River Base – 102 Millinocket Lake Rd (Baxter Park Road) – Millinocket Lake, Maine 04462

* North Country Rivers Staff and Graduates of our Level I Training only

* There is no charge for Advanced Level II Guide Training. Only current North Country Rivers staff and Graduates of North Country Rivers Level I training are eligible.


Please download our 2017 training package and application below –

       
North Country Rivers