Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Posted: April 15th, 2009 by OM

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Glacier Raft Company is pleased to announce that we are now offering river education courses for kids and teens. If you or yours would like to learn more about rivers and river safety, then join us for our river sense program in July and August. We will cover all kinds of topics to help keep you safe in and around rivers. Our instructors are certified with Rescue 3 International and the American Canoe Association. There is minimal inside time and maximum river time, with the Level 2 & 3 courses taking place on the whitewater stretch of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. We are currently developing the webpage for riversense, so check back soon. Call 1-800-235-6781 for details. See you on the river!

Posted: April 15th, 2009 by OM

Making Dinner

Making Dinner

Have you wanted to brush up on your river skills? How about learn more about planning and packing for an extended trip? Join Glacier Raft Company for its extended river trip workshop in May or June. To learn more visit the river education page.

Posted: April 15th, 2009 by OM

Join Glacier Raft Company for Whitewater Rescue Technician Training on May 15-17. Our class begins at 9am on the 15th and covers Rescue 3 International‘s WRT coursework. For more information visit the River Education Page. Our instructors teach many aspects of river safety and rescue. The coursework consists of:

  • Rescue Philosophy
  • Hydrology
  • Equipment
  • Rescue Swimming
  • Throwbag Skills
  • Medical Considerations
  • Anchors
  • Rope Systems
  • Rope Handling
  • Shallow Water Crossings
  • Entrapments
  • Unpinning Boats

To sign up, call our reservations staff at 800-235-6781. Hope to see you there!

Posted: April 9th, 2009 by OM

Pulling over to scout

Pulling over to scout

Check out all of our river education courses. We’ve got river rescue courses, river running education courses, and river sense programs for kids. Come hit the river with our certified instructors.