This course introduces students to whitewater rafting. Students will acquire skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing. Course content includes raft equipment for paddle and oar rafts, rowing/paddle techniques, instruction and practice of basic rafting technique, rigging, river dynamics and river-reading skills, basic rescue and handling river related emergencies. This course prepares students to effectively row or paddle class I to III whitewater. This course is an American Canoe Association (ACA) basic rafting course. Upon successful completion of class, students receive an ACA course completion card.

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