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Old 07-16-2013   #1
 
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minimum Age for guiding on the Ocoee?

I live on the Ocoee during the summer and would like to raft guide there during the summer. I'm going to Keeners on the Ottawa and I think u get enough certification there, but how old do u have to be?

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call NOC and they will tell you .
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Just an after thought --NOC has a raft guide school and they rate you based on you skills as to what river you can run . The ocee is one. the people at NOC are great and the guides I have met are are very good .Cost of the school was like 450 DOLLARS .
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Any outfitter worth their salt will run in-house training for free if you'll work for them. Paying someone to teach you to push rubber is crazy.
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O and if its not 18 then its 16 (most likely). We start guide training at 15, if you'll be 16 within the season.
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You have to be 18. Unless it's changed in the last 4 years since I left, most companies train for free or you pay a "deposit" of sorts...pay for training but get your money back after you run a number of trips with them. If you are already a trained guide, they will just let you run a release trip and you'll be good to go.

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