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MOVING WATER TRAINING INSTITUTE STAFFED BY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS

 customized TraininG
for recreational Boaters

ABOUT

How did we get here?  I am a licensed teacher with 17-years of classroom experience and a lifelong river enthusiast.  I have spent the past 25-years as both a commercial guide and recreational boater, spending weekends and summers taking both single and multi-day trips on our region's best rivers.  There is nothing I like to do more than teach others how to be safe and have a blast using our local waterways.  

It is now my personal mission to make our community safer through river safety training.  Thus the Northwest River Institute was born.  We have summer camps for teens, we help new boaters learn how to get out on the water safely, and if you want to plan your first self-guided, multi-day trip, I can help you make sure you have thought about every last detail and make only great memories.

Rapid Whitewater is now Northwest River Institute

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Our services

Youth River Saftey Camps

Ensure your child is equipped with the skills they need to make good decisions in and around moving water.

Paddle

Trainings 

Gain one-on-one personalized trainings to dial in your Paddle guiding, R2ing and Inflatable Kayaking skills 

Rowing

Trainings

Get customized curriculums to give you the rowing skills necessary to get your crew safely down the river.

Safety

Trainings

Customize safety training for small groups so you have the skills needed to be safe on moving water.