MAIN SALMON RIVER – TEEN KAYAKING TRIP
This river trip is for young paddlers seeking to take their kayaking skills to the next level. Self-reliance, teamwork, and adventure is just a small part of this life changing experience.
Dates: August 3 – 10, 2024
Length: 8 days
River Rating: Class I-III
Age: 12 -15
*Must have prior SRAC experience or solid roll
WHAT YOUR TRIP WILL LOOK LIKE
Young kayakers leave behind the modern world and paddle into a 6-day white water expedition with a day on either end to load and unload. Waking up in a tent or on the white sand beach each morning, teens discover their own resilience: managing gear, helping with meals, or learning the responsibility of self-care. Following mornings stretching and beachside mini lessons, kayakers head down river sharpening their kayaking technique while stretching their limits with their newly found river running companions. Supporting one another with food preparation, exploring new rapids and discovering the beauty of this remote location make each day unique and extraordinary. All the while, our first-class instructors keep the journey safe and notable for each teen’s personal voyage down the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. River awareness, wildlife observations and river conservation add to the educational impact of this expedition. Days end under the starry Idaho skies, campfires, games, reflections of the day and quiet moments make this experience unforgettable.
INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPERIENCE
- Individualized instruction 1:4 instructor client ratio
- 80 miles of Salmon River running and camping (Class I-III/IV, seasonal)
- High quality kayaking gear, PFD’s and fleet of boats (or bring your own)
- River camping, games, hiking and wilderness adventures
- Delicious snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Possible transportation to and from Missoula Montana Airport.
*We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements or limitations, please notify us when booking your adventure.
**Not included: airfare, travel insurance
*This course is offered through a special permit collaboration with NOLS