Trip leader training day..
Learn to be an effective trip leader. This clinic will begin with a couple hours of classroom training, where we will go over the WKC website and the tools needed and used for leading a trip, the vetting process via email and/or phone, choosing a river, getting helpers, etc. From there we will transition to a river, where we will focus on safety as our number one priority, as well as on-water leadership, choosing routes, safety talks, etc.
Taking this class and learning what makes a good trip leader is rewarding, it will boost your confidence on the water and fine tune your river skills. While leading trips you learn to focus on your surroundings and the folks you're leading instead of just the front of your bow.
Our annual trip planning party will be held in January, and there will be incentives to lead trips throughout the year including free WKC t-shirts, gift certificates raffles, etc.. We will also be holding a couple CPR/Basic First Aid courses, which will be free for those that lead 2 or more whitewater trips (1 will need to be either a class II or II+).
Trip Leader Requirements:
Feel comfortable on class III whitewater
River runner type boat with fully inflated float bags
Rescue veset and how to use it is highly recommended
Swiftwater rescue course is highly recommended
If you have any questions prior to signing up please don't hesitate to contact me.