Alzar School is organizing a motivated team of river professionals to spend an intensive summer running multi-day raft trips for youth between Idaho and California. In partnership with Adventure Treks, the Alzar School River Squad will facilitate floats on sections of Idaho’s Salmon and California’s Klamath and Trinity Rivers. This roving squad of 5 will be a self-contained unit, moving from river to river, and working with 8th-10th grade participants. As a component of an Alzar School course, all participants will be enrolled in Introduction to River Leadership, a river specific curriculum that helps develop leaders who positively impact the world.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Minimum Qualifications include Wilderness First Aid/CPR/Epinephrine Administration, Basic Swiftwater Rescue (16 hours), and experience guiding on Class III Whitewater. A bonus is included for Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Technician. (24 hours of training). A strong desire and passion for adolescent instruction are also essential.

Required Skills:

Paddle Raft and Oar Raft Experience.
Outdoor Living experience in backcountry environments.

About Alzar School

Alzar School builds leaders who positively impact the world. We develop young leaders by integrating a rigorous academic curriculum, cultural exchange, and outdoor adventure. Our students are developed as leaders through rich academic study, taking advantage of small class sizes and powerful connections to the program and the experience. Perspectives are broadened through cultural exchange by living and studying in two hemispheres alongside peers from across the world. Personal growth is nurtured through the challenge of exploring wild places on expeditions that build technical skills, 360-degree thinking, and confidence. Through our Six Foundations (leadership development, academics, cultural exchange, outdoor adventure, service learning, and environmental stewardship), Alzar School challenges motivated, passionate future leaders.

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kIAbt_JEShrxTOz2w8kU_DAvTt2vRJb0VxcoOQr0OGs/edit Email [email protected] with any questions.