In April when snow begins to melt, Kern River Outfittersâ€™ general manager Keith â€œLutherâ€ Stephens will be on the Kern River surrounded by two dozen guide-hopefuls. The young men and women will be participating in the 2009 Kern River Outfitters Whitewater School â€“ an annual six-day course designed to teach the basics of being a whitewater rafting guide and a sort of â€œon-the-water interview,â€ as Stephens put it.
â€œEach summer we hire about five or six new guides for our Kern River rafting trips,â€ said Stephens. Kern River Outfitters is anticipating more applicants for their guide school, which is slated from April 18 through April 23, and to hire more guide school participants than ever before.
â€œMost of the participants we have had are college students who want to work in a fun, exciting, and outdoorsy environment…Â More info