Whitewater Rafting Clinic Camping Trip
The Deschutes River basin is a desert environment covered with grasses, spring wildflowers, sagebrush, and stout juniper trees. It is inhabited by golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, deer, and other Eastern Oregon wildlife.
On this intro clinic you will learn the technical skills of maneuvering a raft and a crew of paddlers down the river, how to read whitewater, river safety and rescue skills (including raft flipping and swimming). If you’ve ever wanted to be a raft guide, this is the place to start! This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids. You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic. Although everyone wears a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), you should know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.
Review our plans, participant expectations, and procedures for COVID-19 mitigation:
Dates: Saturday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Cost: $50 - $395. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify.
Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!