Private Instruction


Awesome Instructors

★★★★★
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I have been rafting for a few years now, but felt like I had reached a plateau with my skills and confidence on the river. I decided to take a couple days of private rowing instruction with NWRC to gain the skills I needed to get on more rivers and out of my comfort zone. The goal I set was to “be confident on class III.” Zach and Brodie seemed to curate the training around that one requirement, and it worked. Getting to focus on pushing my comfort zone in a safe environment while working on safety and practical river skills was a much needed experience for me. These guys were a blast to spend two days with AND I walked away feeling more confident on class III.

Exceptional Instruction

★★★★★
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I did two days private instruction with Zach in prep for an upcoming private Grand Canyon trip. Zach is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to really assess prior skills and cater what we did around that. The instruction was extremely thoughtful and thorough. It was a packed two days and far exceeded my expectations. Zach creates a great feedback loop with the course allowing to quickly build upon newly acquired skills - including taking and reviewing drone footage he took, giving a great picture of how you look in the water. I would recommend instruction with NWRC to anyone looking to build out their skill set and take their boating proficiency to the next level.

Exceeded my expections!

★★★★★
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This instruction exceeded my expectations. My goal was to learn a few new skills and boost my confidence when approaching more technical water while fishing, specifically in a drift boat. I was initially apprehensive whether the class was appropriate for me and my goals, but the support I received in answering questions and preparation for the trip impressed me and convinced me this would be the right class for me. The progression of our 3-day class was perfect. Each day was new and challenging. Zach and Michael made sure we learned the appropriate skills before moving on to more technical whitewater, and always had our safety as the first priority. Looking back, the difference in my rowing skill and confidence from day 1 to day 3 is almost incomparable. By day 3 I was able to navigate whitewater I never thought I would be able to or would even consider attempting. I have a renewed confidence and a great base set of skills to help progress my rowing.

Three Days of Private Instruction

★★★★★
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I just got back from three days of private whitewater rafting instruction with Zach and Michael and I wholeheartedly recommend them! I was very specific in my intentions for the class - whitewater rafting with a focus on applications for drift boat rowing - and they tailored the course perfectly for me and my friends. Having years of rowing experience without any previous formal instruction, the course was incredibly educational. We covered elementary concepts that I had been applying unconsciously, but now I understand the 'what' and 'why' much more. The progression from day to day was perfect - we were challenged every day and each day built on the previous. As a lifelong fly fisherman but novice whitewater enthusiast, I feel like I've gained a new passion and Zach and Michael have set me on the right path to safe rowing. Thanks guys!

Amazing Experience!

★★★★★
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NWRC is the best! I've been down the Rogue with them as part of the class III rowing school, and recently completed two days of private instruction. (I was unable to attend their recent class IV rowing school, but can only imagine it’s as phenomenal as the rest of their instruction.) Top notch instruction, plenty of different boats/gear to try on the river, and the guides are amazing. Whether you’re new to rafting, or have some experience, I highly recommend NWRC’s classes. Following Zach down the Hood River and attempting to follow his lines was an amazing experience and I’m floored at the new skills I was able to develop in two days. A special thanks to Zach, Chrissy, Nate, Jeni, and Lexie. Book your trip with NWRC today!