6-day comprehensive whitewater river guide training program for adults gives you everything you need to become a professional river guide this summer!
4-day Junior program for teens.
Destination Sports, in collaboration with the River Ambassador Program created by Weber River Partnership 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers a unique opportunity for kayaking teenagers of the Wasatch Back to paddle the Weber River with qualified adult river guides to chaperone and drive shuttle. We will be catching eddies as we paddle, to pick up garbage in the river.
Catching eddies develops gross-current navigational skills.
We will offer a weekly prize to the teen who collects the most garbage on each trip.
The $10 fee goes towards gas money for the shuttle. But otherwise, Destination Sports staff and owners will volunteer our time, gear, and vehicles towards this great cause.
Your teen must have whitewater river kayaking experience and have their skills checked off by us.
If your teenager does not meet this requirement, but they are interested to gain experience and develop whitewater navigational skills, then please check out our 4-day Jr. River Guide Training Program for Teens, or consider a Private River Kayaking Lesson from one of our experienced instructors.
If your teenager is a beginning kayak paddler, then consider some sessions with our Lake Kayaking Club for Youth to work on the basic fundamentals of paddling before getting on the river.
Teens aged 13 – 18 who meet our requirements for experience and skills check-off.
Sign up for each weekly session that fits your schedule. Payment is required upfront to make the reservation. If your plans change, give us at least 48 hours notice to cancel and that session will be fully refundable.
However, we want this to be accessible to all teens who are interested. So, in lieu of payment, teens may trade for a half-hour of volunteer community service hours doing garbage cleanup around the public property at the Taggart River Access Site, before the launch, or after the take-out of each trip. Contact us for more information.
For teens under the age of 18, parents must fill out the waiver form online for the activity date of “Summer Season 2022”.