The job would include driving shuttle for tubing and ducky trips, guiding ducky and whitewater tubing trips as a rescue boater, trips are class II ….III in high water. Guides who are interested can also help instruct our river ecology programs via river snorkel trips. Rafting guide experience is a bonus, rafts run-on high-water days. Additional duties include gearing up trips, loading trailers for the day, gearing up guests and trip talks, minimal help at check in and reviewing waivers and health forms.
*must be able to swim proficiently with and without PFD
*know how to (or willing to learn) how to back van with trailer attached
* kayaking experience of at least 2 years with some whitewater experience
* must be able to work the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4th (Labor Day is also a busy holiday if the Temps are still good for river trips) the weekends before and after each holiday are required
* minimum requirements guides must hold current CPR/Adult/Pediatric/AED/ Basic First Aid and pass a background check.
* guides must attend a minimum of 2 training sessions a year, including our swift water rescue training
Guided whitewater: 3-hour trip: $50-60, 6-hour trip: $75,
Shuttle and tubing: $8-10 an hour, plus tips
Great guides get good tips too 😊
The WNC Outpost is located on a farm. We have several barns you can camp in. One barn is in the process of being renovated into bunk rooms in the lower stalls. Plenty of places to pitch a tent too. We will have a cooler or guide fridge for you to store food etc. You are welcome to use the guest bathroom located on the backside of our house and outdoor shower. We also have a tiny house that you can rent at a discounted rate or trade pay for lodging (if it is not booked).
“Make your application stand out from the crowd by completing a certified training course. Wilderness First Responder, CPR, and Swift Water Rescue courses will set you on the path to becoming a guide. Equally important will be gaining experience leading groups. If you’ve never done so, find a local non-profit and volunteer to lead tours.” – OARS.com