Junior Guide Camp
15-17 year olds
Junior Guide Camp is for future Guides In Training (GITS), what we call first-year staff who are training to become professional raft guides at the end of each Spring. Your child will develop the foundational knowledge and skills required on the journey to becoming a professional raft guide… a reality we hope most of them to achieve with us when they turn 18. Each day of camp will be chock-full of, not just hands-on skill development, but river adventure, friendships and straight up “you won’t believe what I did this summer” type fun– all alongside professional raft guides. These guides will not only be your child’s mentor, but valuable friends as your Jr GIT continues their journey into the Richmond whitewater community.
Campers will learn river hydrology, lead a group of “customers” through whitewater, and teambuild with peers and mentors to accomplish goals. By week’s end, your child will be well positioned to paddle more effectively as either a job or hobby down the road. It’s hard to find a summer camp that leaves your kids with practical, marketable skills AND is super fun and memorable at the same time, but that is exactly the foundation this camp is built on!
Junior Guide Camp Week 1: June 24-28
Junior Guide Camp Week 2: July 22-26
Junior Guide Camp is held on and around RVA’s awesome, award-winning river and urban forest. Camp is led by ACA certified instructors who are also professional river guides. Junior Guide Camp is held Monday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $450 per week.
**Cancellation/Refund Policy:All payments are non-refundable except for the discretion of our staff. If we are able to fill your camper’s spot through the waitlist, we will refund you all but a $30 per instance processing fee. See our waitlist policy below.**
** Wait List Policy: If we are filling spaces in a camp more than 1 month out from the start of that camp week, we will call one family at a time from the wait list and give them 48 hrs to accept the spot. After 48 hrs we will call the next family on the list.
If we are calling within a month of a camp session, we will call everyone on the wait list concurrently and follow a first come first served policy.**