EMPLOYMENT AS A RIVER GUIDE WITH
OREGON WHITEWATER ADVENTURES
We accept applications for full and part-time guides from both experienced and new guides. If you have never guided professionally, you must attend a guide workshop to understand the demands and skills needed to be a commercial guide.
Please Email or mail us a cover letter and resume. Please include a separate river log detailing where and for whom you have worked and in what capacity, contact information, supervisor, and reason for leaving.
Oregon Whitewater Adventures offers a hands-on clinic that specializes in paddle captaining. Our school will teach practical skills such as reading currents, guiding rafts, rowing skills, raft setup and rigging, river safety and water rescue. In addition, we will cover knot tying, throw bags, equipment maintenance and repair, Dutch oven cooking, and planning a safe and enjoyable river trip.
Our philosophy at OWA is to create an atmosphere of support, fun, and acceptance, while building self-esteem and inspiring confidence and personal responsibility. This clinic is excellent preparation for both commercial guiding and rafting on your own.
Training is on the McKenzie, North Umpqua, and Deschutes rivers, rivers that we offer commercially. Due to river flows and other variables, the rivers on which we teach are subject to change. Personal gear such as tents and sleeping bags are not included.
Participants of all experience levels are welcome. River guides need to complete a First Aid and CPR course. Basic First Aid is the minimum requirement. Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Swift Water Rescue are recommended but not required.
Oregon Whitewater Adventures is owned and operated by the original owners, Dave and Kay Loos, who are starting their 25th season. Trips are offered on some of Oregon's finest wild and scenic rivers, from half-day to five-day excursions on the McKenzie, North Umpqua, Deschutes, Owyhee, John Day, and Grande Ronde rivers.
Dave and Kay Loos
Oregon Whitewater Adventures
39620 Deerhorn Road
Springfield, OR 97478
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