Outdoor Adventures' Guide Schools

The goal of every guide school is to equip you with the skills and experience necessary to guide trips for Outdoor Adventures. All of the Outdoor Adventures programs are taught by our talented, enthusiastic experienced guides.

Entry into each guide school is based on an application and interview process. Upon completion of the guide school, all guides must TA a designated number of trips and become certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR before being considered a guide.


Price Key

A: UC Davis Student/CR Member
B: Non-UC Davis Student/Non-CR Member


Beginning Whitewater Rafting Guide School

Classroom Sessions: February 26, March 4, March 11; 7-10pm
River Sessions: March 21-28 (Spring Break)
Price: A: $625/ B: $750
Applications Due: Applications will open January 6th and can be found here. The application deadline will be February 7th.

Outdoor Adventures is proud to offer what we consider to be one of the most comprehensive rafting guide schools available. It consists of 12 classroom hours and eight on-river days spent camping and rafting on the South Fork American River. During this course, you will not only learn the fundamentals of whitewater rafting, but you will also become certified in Swift Water Rescue. Upon course completion, you will be able to guide commercial rafting trips for Outdoor Adventures and other rafting companies. This is a great way to spend your spring break, learn a fun new skill and make lifelong friends in the process. Participants must go through an application and interview process. For more information, contact OA's Water Coordinator Zach Naugles at zsnaugles@ucdavis.edu.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Rock Climbing Guide School 

Classroom Sessions: TBD Spring 2020
Weekend Session:  TBD Spring 2020
Fee: TBD 2020
Applications Due: TBD Spring 2020

Wilderness Guide School

Classroom Sessions: TBD Fall 2020
Weekend Sessions: TBD Fall 2020
Fee: A $125 / B $150
Applications Due: TBD Spring 2020

Outdoor Adventures runs a wide variety of wilderness-based trips. From weeklong backpacking trips in Yosemite to overnight camping trips on the coast, we try to offer something for everyone. If you’ve ever wanted to lead outdoor trips, Wilderness Guide School is a great way to get started. In this two-weekend course, you’ll learn the essential skills necessary to lead wilderness trips.