Junior Instructor

$380.00 2 days

Our Junior Instructor Training is for the budding adult who is exhibiting a high level of skill, a knack for leadership and inclusion and is not quite at the age to be considered for other professional level certifications. This is the perfect course to groom your young leader for long-term success in leading trips, and teaching skills, and is an asset to any group on the river.

7 – 9 June 2024

This course is a pre-requisite to our JI Program; read more here.

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About the course:

The JI program offers young adults the opportunity to work with paddle sports professionals to deliver youth instructional camps programs through H2o Dreams Paddling School. If your child wants to become a Jr. Instructor this is how they get started.

Learning about leadership qualities for group cohesion, learning and teaching theory and keeping a river classroom engaging and fun, with an emphasis on river safety are just a few of the skills your child will accrue in this course. This is the first step to becoming an H2o Dreams Junior Instructor (JI).

Prerequisite skill:

  • Ages 13-17 *we except younger with prior interview
  • Comfort and control on Class III
  • A reliable Class III combat roll
  • Be in good health and overall fitness
  • Comfort in open water and swimming required
  • Common Sense Rescue or equivalency

Trip price: $380.00

Location(s): Saluda, NC and surrounding rivers

Trip duration:  2.5 days

Guest to instructor ratio: 4 guests to 1 instructor, class caps at 8


  • Shuttle transportation
  • Supplemental class materials
  • Instruction/guiding
  • Critical equipment

Not included:

  • Lodging
  • Transportation to Saluda, NC
  • Meals



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