A Legacy of River Running

Tommy is an internationally renowned expedition kayaker with many first descents on rivers around the world. He is the only male kayaker to hold 6 Green River Narrows Race champion titles. Tommy’s passion for running rivers continues today. He continues to race the Green and is the safety director for the Green Race and the North Fork Championship. The river brought us together and our four boys have been raised paddling rivers throughout the west. It is truly our passion!


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Our Story

Tommy and I have always had a dream of having a family run river business. Over the past 15 years, we have looked at all kinds of ideas from rafting companies, to campgrounds. But our vision has remained constant –  to have a place where we could get families out on the river together. In order to do that, we needed a location on teachable stretch of river, with various levels of whitewater.

We believe we have found the perfect place to introduce people to running rivers. Since the property was purchased in 1986 for the BSA, the camp has been teaching kids how to whitewater kayak and transforming lives. Previously known as the “Salmon River High Adventure Base”, there has been a long history of developing river runners and passionate whitewater professionals. We plan to continue that legacy and open up our adventures to everyone. Our camp is located directly on the banks of the Salmon River with various levels of whitewater right out the door.

Tommy and I founded SRAC in 2021 with the mission of getting people on the river and creating “peak adventure” experiences. We are so excited about our location and sharing our love for the river with other families. We feel it’s a perfect location to develop skills and most importantly lifetime river runners. Families that play together, stay together!

We are a true family run operation and enjoy meeting the people that come to stay with us. Our four boys and Tommy’s parents, are a part of the Salmon River experience. We hope you get as much out of being on the river with your family, as we have with ours. We all share a common love for the river and want to share that with you.

Hope to see you soon!

Polly Hilleke


Fun. Adventure. Grow.

Educating and inspiring through authentic outdoor experiences.

Quality education is the foundation for a successful river experience. Our goal is to have each of our customers leave with newly developed skills in outdoor adventuring and a desire to protect the environment that will last a life-time. 


We challenge our customers to participate in activities that they have never attempted before. We strive to encourage our customers’ personal growth and sense of empowerment.


Our guides and employees will lead by example and abide by the highest standards for respect, ethics, and integrity. Our passion shows in everything we do, and we strive to share that with our customers.


We make things simple by taking care of the details.  We remove the hassle of searching for location, instructors, and equipment, and provide the best gear for the safest and most invigorating outdoor experience.


We advocate for wellness by providing active vacations, nurturing farm to table food, daily yoga sessions, and applying sustainable business practices.  We strive to create space for a well rounded experience that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated.

Adventures like no other.