Item #KS500

Private Boaters Rafting Course

Price: $225.00
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This course is designed for private boaters (i.e. non-commercial) who aren’t looking for fancy certifications but who are looking for skills that they can apply directly towards their next river trip. Many participants of this course bring their entire family. Students  will learn rowing  techniques, boat rigging and the fundamentals of swiftwater rescue.


  • Proper equipment selection, use and repair.
  • Clothing and personal gear selection, use and maintenance.
  • River features and hazards.
  • Scouting, portaging, lining and running rapids.
  • Paddle boat technique.
  • Oar raft technique.
  • River rescue and safety procedures.
  • Flip and swimmer recovery.
  • Minimizing outdoor recreation resource impacts.
  • Dates: May 4-5, 2019
  • Location:  Animas River Durango, Colorado


Cancellation Policy

The Southwest can have very sudden and unpredictable changes in weather. All classes run rain or shine, unless there are weather related safety concerns. All programs may be changed at our discretion.To keep our classes affordable, we must fill a program with a minimum amount of participants. We reserve the right to cancel the program if the minimum amount of participants is not met. A full refund will be provided if a class is cancelled, and you will be notified no later than 48 hours before the beginning of the class.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please do so 48 hours or more before the beginning of the class. Cancellations within 48 hours of the beginning of the program are non- refundable. If you wish to reschedule within 48 hours before the beginning of the program, we can provide a 50% credit towards the rescheduled class.

Thank you for signing up with 4Corners Paddle School! If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 970-259-3893.