Guide School

State Minimum 50 hrs Guide Certification Course


YVA offers a 6 day river guide school rowing course with fun, patient and seasoned professional guides. The course covers the state min. required 50 hrs on the water with a (G.I) along with a hands on class for First Aid & CPR training with a certified Red Cross treacher

Below is what the instructors will cover over the  six day course.

*Rigging & Maneuvering the Vessel *Reading River Currents, Eddies & Waves

*Hazards Types & causes of river rapids *Scouting & Running Rapids River *Rescue & Emergency Procedures

*Throw Bag Training

*Rowing & guiding for the fisherman 



*Tying/Bugs with Tim D

*Cooler packing and cleanliness

*Proper fit, wearing & use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

....and lots more!

Dates for 2020 April 24-26 May 1-3

Things to bring for the Course:


*Food & Water


*Throw Bag

*Fishing Gear


*Dry bag of extra warm clothes

*First Aid kit

Course Price $1500 pp

 Class sizes are limited to 8 students. 50% Deposit will hold your spot and the rest of payment paid on starting date.