Gearing up for 2014

The Canoe Guru and his family are very excited about the 2014 Canoeing Season.  

Eli's annual American Canoe Association Instructor Training Course will run once again in Western North Carolina at the end of April. 

Eli is teaching with Landmark Learning during the month of May.  

In early June, the Canoe Guru family loads up and heads West!  Contact Eli today to line up an instructional opportunity on your home river.

Eli Helbert and his daughter will be defending their National Open Canoe Slalom Championship title on the Black Foot River in Montana in late June.  

The Helbert Family is also planning to visit old friends in Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia during the summer of 2014.

Contact eli(at) for additional information or to arrange a canoeing, swiftwater rescue or wilderness medicine clinic while The Canoe Guru family is on the road. 

The Canoe Guru will circle back to the Southeastern US in August to get ready for Gauley Seasaon and the Fall Creeking at home.

Great Times in Alaska

I have traveled and enjoyed numerous winter adventures around the world, but The Canoe Guru's annual pilgramage with Esprit's week of rivers is an amazing adventure you must experience.  The lodging, food and logistics Esprit provides makes this a premiere canoeing adventure that is both affordable and memorable.  This season we will be gathering in Northern Costa Rica near the Sarapiqui River.  Sign up now to escape winter and join us in this tropical paradise.

Click here for more info or contact info(at)  

American Canoe Association L:1 through L:4 canoe instructors can update their certification for no additional charge during Eli Helbert's Week of Rivers in Costa Rica, 2015.

The Canoe Guru is thankful for the rain (but ready for more)!

Eli Helbert, aka The Canoe Guru, is psyched about the precipitation!  Is there canoeing in your weekend forecast?

Contact me now to improve your skills before your next adventure.  click here

press play to view a short video from GauleyFest '09


Contact theguru(at) with your canoeing question or to setup the perfect Canoeing Instructional Trip!