What It Takes To Be A Raft Guide pt.1

Raft guide training has started here at Rivermen Whitewater and Adventures On The Gorge.  Last weekend was the first weekend of training and it looks to be a good crew.  For those of you that have wondered about what it takes to be a raft guide, this post is for you.  Training starts around mid to late March and runs through Memorial Day.  Training trips occur on the weekends and every trainee is required to make nearly every weekend; which is quite a commitment since most trainees are driving roughly 4.5 hours one way.  The first weekend has historically consisted of a day of manual labor around camp, moving picnic tables and cleaning up trash, and a day on the river, experiencing the Lower New River as a guest does.  Stayed tuned for the next post on What It Takes To Be A Raft Guide.