Guide training 2024!

Application link: CLICK HERE

Dates: Friday May 17 (brief evening welcome and check in) until Sunday May 26, 2024. Final Maine guide test will be on Sunday May 26. Trainees must be present every day (May 18-26) in order to take test.

Cost of course is $350 with a $100 deposit due May 1, 2024.

Alternatively, trainees can guide two trips during the 2024 season in exchange for a $100 course fee. If two trips are not completed during the 2024 season the trainee will be charged for the full training fee. Ideally the trainee will give several dates to the river manager before completion of the course. If the trainee is interested in applying for a full time Magic Falls position and is hired, the $100 deposit will be refunded.

Deposit is non-refundable after May 10.

The trainee will have to pay the Maine guide testing and licensing fees (about $190).

Trainee candidates can only take the guide test if they complete the full training AND are approved to take the test by the river manager.

Cold weather gear is required and can be borrowed from Magic Falls for no charge (cost included in course fees.)

Trainees can stay on campground in tents, RVs, or in bunkhouses. There is no camping charge (cost included in course fees.)

Lunch will be provided for no charge on days there is also a commercial trip running (usually 2-4 days) but all other meals are on your own.