Whitewater Rafting Summer Programs
Whitewater Rafting Summer Programs can take pre-college students to dynamic landscapes around the United States and around the globe. There are many rivers to explore, from Idaho to Utah, California, Maine and many places in between. Participants can strap on their helmet and grab their paddles internationally as well, from Costa Rica to Peru. Typically hosted by group travel organizations, these programs offer middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about nature and bond with peers over multiple days of rafting down rivers of varied rapids difficulty. Participants can learn CPR, wilderness first aid, and lifeguard skills. Participants learn skills like portage, the use of life jackets and personal flotation devices, bracing and paddling together. Expert guides may also offer education in ecology, conservation and wildlife biology. These programs often combine whitewater rafting with other activities like hiking, camping, birding, canoeing, caving, rock climbing and photography. Housing options are varied, depending on the program host, and include camping by tent and cabins.