2024 Sample Itinerary
7 a.m. Meet at the lodge at Lake Moxie Camps. Introductions, sign-in, question/answer
session. Receive equipment assigned for training (wetsuit/booties, paddle, P.F.D., helmet.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Leave for Harris Station Dam. Take a shake down run through the Kennebec Gorge. Take an additional two trips with trainees guiding the rafts, then float rafts to ‘take-out’ at The Forks. Return to campground.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free time dinner
7 p.m. - 9:00p.m. Classroom training at the lodge weekly schedule (see page #2).
7 a.m. Meet at the lodge dressed and ready to go. Bring lunch,snacks,drinking water, for the day any medications, etc.
We will do the following daily: Do 3-5 runs on the Kennebec River. Review safety lecture, full raft safety inspections, trip management, river rescue, throw-rope, boat placement at put in, trip safety rescue signals both whistle and paddle, running orders and equipment care.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Leave for Harris Station Dam. The goal is to do a minimum of five ‘runs’
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Free time, showers, dinner, etc.
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Classroom training at the lodge .
One of the river days will be on the Dead River Spencer Rips to The Forks.
Day 8 (optional)
7 am Meet at Lake Moxie base, participate In a Kennebec or Dead River Commercial trip. Training class will guide their own boats
After trip Finish day finalize paperwork, contact information, test dates-say goodbye!
Test dates will be made available as soon as they are scheduled by the Dept. of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
This itinerary is a sample of how the week will go and subject to change based on weather and water release conditions.
Lake Moxie Camps, Moxie Outdoor Adventures 38 Troutdale Road The Forks, Maine 04985
What you should bring:
Tent & Ground Pad -
Two Water Bottles
Fleece Or Wool Socks (Your feet will be wet all day every day, bring extras)
Personal off River Clothing,
Alarm Clock (Battery Powered) -
All your medications
Bug Spray (Including an Extra Set)
Towels for showering, toiletries
Personal Paddling Gear (Polypropylene, Capilene, etc.) If you have any (wet suits will be provided)
Note pad, Pen or Pencil
High energy/protein, calorie dense.
Bring a weeks supply, you will have little time to go to grocery store.
Limited access to kitchen so bring,
Cooler and ice for food storage
Plate, Cup, cooking utensils -paper or plastic
We will be eating our lunches on the River daily: you will have to pack lunch, drinks, and snacks for the day, plan accordingly.
What we provide:
Full wetsuit/ booties
Camping site for the week
Whitewater guide instruction in accordance with Maine law
During the training week there will be offered a CPR/First Aid class, the cost is $40 per person.
IF&W testing and licensing fee $189 total, $100 testing fee, $89 for 3 year license. The IFW accepts checks or cash, they cannot accept debit/credit cards on the day of testing.
Campsite is provided for the course.
2023 Maine Whitewater raft guide training dates: June 1-8