River Rescue 2018
When: Wednesday, June 6th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Campy Campton will be here to discuss the importance of river rescue.
About Campy: For Campy, rivers just run in the blood. His grandfather started kayaking the Arkansas River in 1954 and his father and uncle soon followed in his watery footsteps. Campy grew up in Buena Vista and at age 13 could be found out on the river in his own kayak, alongside his dad. He enjoyed it so much that, for his eighth-grade graduation present, his parents set up a four-day self-contained kayak trip down the San Juan River.
As soon as he turned 18, Campy trained to become a rafting guide. After becoming a commercial guide, Campy worked seven seasons at a family friend’s company before deciding to test the waters outside the state boundary. He made his way to both East and West coasts, spending a summer on the Gauley River in West Virginia, then making it over to California, first south and then north, followed by a stint in Tahoe before returning to Colorado. Campy then became a Rescue 3 Instructor in 2006. While he still enjoys kayaks, he thinks that rafting is still his favorite river activity.
Campy has 30+ years paddling experience, 25 years in the commercial boating industry, 15 years commercial rafting owner, Rescue 3 International swiftwater instructor, ACA Level 4 water instructor, and 3rd generation Colorado native and Colorado boater.
Discounts: 10% off all Safety Gear (for attendees only).
Raffle: Details Coming Soon
Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.