California Rafting CME Safari
Wilderness Medicine & River Skills Course
Join us on the world-class California Salmon River in Northern California for a multi-sport weekend that combines wilderness medicine education with river skills. The Wild and Scenic California Salmon River, is one of the most incredible class V whitewater rafting trips in the country.
- 2 days rafting exciting yet safe class IV whitewater
- 1 day inflatable kayaking the scenic Clear Creek
- Private riverside camping
- Luxury walk-in tents with cots & sleeping pads
- Gourmet meals by Momentum River Expeditions
- Hot showers & Sauna Trailer
- Evening Happy Hours
- Campfires under the stars
- Option to obtain your AWLS Certification
*Earn up to 24.5 Category 1 CME and obtain your AWLS Certification
Cal Salmon CME Itinerary
Wilderness Medicine on the River
AWLS and Whitewater Skills
More about this Course:
This course is a Wilderness Medicine and Whitewater Skills course. It is designed to provide individuals with a robust skillset in wilderness medicine and river safety. Participants will have the option to certify as an Advanced Wilderness Life Support provider, however, this course offers much more than the AWLS certification- it combings rafting, kayaking, swift water rescue skills, paddling skills, ropes and knots and even touches on some basic survival topics.
It is an excellent course for anyone who loves to spend time in the outdoors.
What is the Wilderness Advanced Life Support Certification?
A certification course designed for medical professionals who love adventuring in the outdoors, traveling and/or medical volunteering in remote settings. Learn hands-on medical skills that you can take anywhere in the world. Learn more HERE
Who is this Course For?
Physicians, Physician Assistances, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Paramedics/EMTs
Can loved ones and non-medical guests attend?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and loved ones to attend. This course is particularly set up so loved ones and family members can attend all the lectures and wilderness medicine/river skills workshops. There is also plenty of exploring to do around the riverside camp: hiking, reading by the creek, swinging in a hammock and lounging in the sauna.
We will begin our adventure in Ashland Oregon. We will then have a scenic 3 hr drive up through the Klamath River valley with a stop for lunch and an intro to whitewater skills. We will then continue on to arrive at our beautiful riverside camp, nestled deep within the Salmon River canyon. The adventure begins…
The first day of rafting starts with a big, relaxed breakfast served under the enormous trees of coastal California. After food and plenty of time for that second (or third) cup of coffee or tea, we all gather together for some paddling instruction. Afterwards, we’re ready to tackle the lower section of river, which is filled with big, fun class III, IV, and IV+ rapids, cascading waterfalls, and emerald-green side streams. The day will end back at our base camp with a big dinner, sauna, a campfire, plenty of time to relax, and time to talk about the next day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner)
The second day of rafting is a big day – get ready for some of the most incredible whitewater anywhere on the class IV Cal Salmon River. For many guides, this stretch’s combination of big-water rapids and beauty is unmatched. After catching your breath and congratulating yourself and your fellow paddlers on an amazing day, we get ready for dinner and another starlit night in the canyon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner)
For the third day on the water, we switch up the adventure with the opportunity to inflatable kayak the stunningly beautiful Clear Creek. Clear Creek is like no other stretch of river in the country – it’s very narrow, with high canyon walls, and the water is as clear and clean as its name implies. It is truly a place you have to see to believe. We will choose the stretch with the most ideal water level. After kayaking on Clear Creek, we say goodbye to our guides and travel back to Ashland Springs Hotel (approximately 2.5 hrs). (Breakfast, Lunch)
Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of our camp is our wood-fired sauna trailer! Grab a towel and “blow off some steam.” You’ve earned it, after a hard day of paddling! Or, if you dare, combine the sauna with a cold plunge in the emerald green river. Rinse off in the hot showers, then walk around the trailer and grab a cocktail or some local wine at our pop-up bar. Sounds blissful.
About the Salmon River
About the California Salmon River
The ultimate luxury, multi-sport adventure camp trip. Think comfortable, walk-in tents, gourmet riverside meals, fun and exciting whitewater, campfires under the stars, sauna, and hot showers… this trip is hard to beat! Nestled in a remote and pristine wild region in California’s northwest corner, the California Salmon River is hidden about halfway between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. The “Cal Salmon” combines beautiful, lush coastal scenery, an intimate, marble-smooth, granite inner gorge, a seemingly endless number of waterfalls cascading from above, emerald-green waters, a very comfortable pop-up base camp with hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and unequaled class IV-V fun whitewater.
We are thrilled to be offering these trips in partnership with Momentum River Expeditions, the best river outfitter in the area with an incredible staff of female professional guides. They are friendly, approachable, and happy to share their river skills and knowledge
Momentum is also known for its incredible food. They prepare three-course meals featuring local and organic produce and products. Their food is incredible: homemade, diverse, and served gourmet river-style!
We have enjoyed adding extra fun touches to these experiences, such as specialty wine tastings, craft cocktails, and hands-on skills for river and wilderness settings.
Join us for some of the most classic and incredible advanced whitewater in the world, comfortable nights surrounded by huge coastal mountains, time with old and new friends around the campfire, and a chance to get away from wifi, cell phone chatter, and busy everyday schedules.
We set up our “pop-up” safari camp deep in the remote and rugged California Salmon River Canyon – right on the river and just above some of the country’s best class V whitewater. The camp is extremely remote, many miles from any cities, and it combines luxury camping, hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and the Salmon River’s lush coastal forests and emerald green waters, to create an extremely unique ‘glamping’ style experience.
Dates & Prices
April 14th-17th, 2023
$1695 (based on double tent occupancy)
$395 (CME & AWLS Certification Fee) AWLS Wilderness Medicine Certification, approved for Category 1 CME by the Wilderness Medical Society
- 3 nights deluxe camping (walk-in tents, cots, sleeping pads)
- 2 days rafting (all gear included and expert guided)
- Professional guides
- All gourmet meals while on river
- Evening Happy Hours
- Hot Showers & Sauna
- Transportation from Ashland to river camp
- Whitewater Skills Workshops
- Wilderness Medicine Skills Workshops
- Transportation (from home to Ashland)
- Guide gratuities
- Travel Insurance