By joining the James River Leadership Expeditions, you have a chance to take on an exciting year-long challenge where you will develop leadership skills and working knowledge that will help you in higher education and your career. The James River Association education staff will provide expert instruction on paddling and camping skills, teambuilding, wildlife identification, water quality monitoring, history, river ecology, and policy. JRLE will provide leadership training opportunities for students who are committed to protecting our environment. You will commit to helping communities realize the benefits from a healthy James River and support protecting it with your community capstone project.
The safety of the trip participants is the priority; staff with training in canoe instruction, Wilderness First Responder, and CPR will always be present with the team. If selected, a deposit of $200 will be requested to secure your position in the program; all supplies, gear, food, training, and instruction included. This fee can be waived or reduced if it would prevent you from participating.