For details and registration: University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions in 2019! (up to 10 participants will be allowed)
The Course is designed for novice to advanced individuals or groups, and will cover proper equipment for any river activity, basic ropes and knots, hydrology (reading currents and river features), hazards, self- rescue, group rescue, proper swimming techniques, throw ropes, river crossing, and a controlled strainer practice.
Day 1: First half of the day will be on dry land going over theory, hydrology, rescue scenarios, knots, ropes, and boat familiarization. The second half of the day will be spent on a lake, pond or slow moving section of the Chena River with drills incorporating what we learned earlier in the day.
Day 2: We spend the whole day on the Chena or Chatanika River going over scenarios, practicing swim techniques, and recognizing different river hazards.
This course will give individuals river safety skills to feel more comfortable in the moving water environment.
PFD’s (Personal Floatation Device, helmets, multiple water craft, paddles, Z-drag kits, rescue throw ropes, whistles, and dry bags (for personal gear on the river)
Necessary items to be supplied by participant:
Dry Suit (to be rented through UAF Outdoor Adventures), rain gear, extra synthetic layers (if you get wet or cold), rubber boots & river shoes, water for the day (water bottle), lunch and snacks, bug spray, sun screen, pen and or pencil, note book.
Transportation is not provided by ARG.
*Participants can use personal equipment with instructor permission*