I work for Canyonlands Field Institute a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Moab, Utah. We have been leading outdoor & experiential education programs on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers for 35 years.
From August 5 - 8 we are offering a new program called Whitewater Academy where young adults entering 10-12 grades can explore the world of whitewater and develop skills necessary to run rivers and whitewater. We start off this program running Ruby-Horsethief before using what we have learned to run through Westwater Canyon!
I just wanted to share with this community in case any of you have young adults in your lives. As a lifelong rafter I highly value the community building and lifelong friendships that are created on the river and hope that this program can offer that to our next generation of rafters.
To learn more go here https://cfimoab.org/trips/whitewater-academy/
Finally, we have scholarships available to anyone in need. The form is a .pdf on our website and we accept them as they are turned in to us.
If you have any questions about the program feel free to reach out to us at Canyonlands Field Institute at 435-259-7750 or [email protected]