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Go to guide school

Go to guide school

Nantahala Outdoor Center will offer its much-loved Guide School in 2021 

Lasting four to five days, these sessions offer top-notch training in the skills needed to pursue work as a professional raft guide for commercial outfitters, summer camps, clubs and outdoor schools. Participants will learn to read whitewater, use river signals, maneuver and rig rafts, tie knots, work with guests and perform other basic river operations. 

Dates are Feb. 28 to March 6, March 7-13, March 14-20, March 19-21 and 26-28, March 21-27, March 28 to April 3, April 4-10, April 9-11 and 16-18, April 11-17 and May 9-15. 

Students must be 18 years or older. Course cost is $475. Register at

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