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August 23, 2017

Raft Guides

cityWILD adult guides are all 18 years of age or older and hold CPR/First Aid certification in accordance with Colorado State law.  They are also trained to meet the minimum standards for state guides.  cityWILD takes your safety extremely seriously.

If you are interested in applying for a guide position, please send resume and cover letter (including certifications) to raft@citywild.org.

Trip Leaders- cityWILD is seeking certified trip leaders for the 2016 season.  

South Platte Guides – For many years, 50% of cityWILD adult guides on the S. Platte have been former cityWILD students and/or Junior Guides.  South Platte guides are trained on the rigors of the Arkansas River so they are best equipped to guide on the more mellow South Platte.  Many of our guides are bi-lingual in Spanish and English.

Arkansas Guides – cityWILD only hires already trained and qualified guides for the Arkansas River.  To guide a river like the Arkansas, guides typically undergo a 6-8 week training, learning such things as river navigation, swift water rescue, and first-aid.  cityWILD hires guides who have this training already for the Arkansas.

Junior Guides – cityWILD hires local high school youth to be assistant guides on the South Platte and (occasionally) Arkansas River.  Because these youth are under the age of 18, they cannot be a certified adult guide.  However, their skills are often on par with cityWILD adult guides as many of our Junior Guides are in the 3rd or 4th years of guiding!  Junior Guides often graduate out of the program and become certified adult guides for cityWILD.