Be a part of this unique lunar adventure as we paddle the mighty Colorado River. We’ll be spending our days flowing through the rugged beauty of the Ruby Horsethief canyon. Students will work with the Academy’s passionate and certified boating staff to rig and pack boats along with their own personal dry bags. Instruction will be given and reinforced on proper paddling techniques, how to read river currents and safe and effective ways to communicate and work together on the water. Our river days will be spent exploring side canyons, preparing big backcountry meals and long leisurely paddles on the water. Evenings will be spent at beach-side base camps where sand, swimming and shady retreats will be in ample supply and each day will end with desert sunsets and moon-lit evenings. Boaters will perfect their paddling techniques on this Full Moon River and learn the basics for a lifetime of running rivers!
General Program Schedule:
Monday: Meet and greet! Moving Water Workshop with boating directors, meal planning, and packing 101.
Tuesday: Pack up the van for triple overnight and drive to the put-in. Launch the Ruby Horse Thief section of the Colorado River. Paddle to beach side camp.
Wednesday: Paddle, Paddle, Paddle! Spend the day floating through the winding canyon and charging rapids. Set up camp and enjoy backcountry cuisine under the bright night sky.
Thursday: Layover day. Side canyon hikes, "board games" and river celebration!
Friday: Last morning on the river. Paddle to take- out. De-rig the boats and have a taco celebration on the way back to Telluride for parent pick-up. Hugs and high fives!
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
*River trips are dependent on water levels, weather and ability
and are subject to change
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This is a SAMPLE itinerary. Specific activities will vary.