Education and Training
Raft Guide Training
Want to gain entry into the greatest job (i.e. lifestyle) you’ll ever have? Or maybe you want to take your boating skills to the next level? Defiance’s raft guide training can help you go from zero to (almost) hero through one of its summer immersion programs.
Next School Programs and Dates:
2022 Colorado Guide Qualification Program: May 14 – 29. Invitation Only (No Fee). Gear, First Aid / CPR certification, and employment opportunity provided
- Please send a statement of interest and resume to email@example.com
Whitewater Academy [BASIC] Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12 – Cost: $219 / gear and lunch provided
Whitewater Academy [INTERMEDIATE] Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21 – Cost: $219 / gear and lunch provided
Learn more about our guide training & wilderness first responder training options
Paddle Talk! – Defiance’s Boathouse Seminar Series
Defiance’s Senior River Pros facilitates this free, community focused, lifestyle program. Topics range from rigging and basic repair, to groover setup, to geeking out on the latest must have from one of Defiance’s gear suppliers. Bring your favorite beverage and we’ll supply the bratwurst. Conversations every second and fourth Thursday June – September.