U.S. National Whitewater Center
Amanda Montgomery - Summer 2020
About the Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center, also referred to as the center, was built in 2006 and was founded based on principles of outdoor play. The Whitewater Center has an assortment of outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, mountain biking, hiking trails, and more. It also hosts international outdoors sporting events as well as festivals and other fun events. It is a non-profit organization in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it is also an Olympic training site.
The mission statement for the center is to “build strong communities by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, developing environmental stewardship, and encouraging family and civic interaction”. The center has a passion for people to experience the outdoors and all that it has to offer, fostering “an environment for people to come together and play outside”. The center believes that an active, outdoor lifestyle is meant for everyone. Through the work environment, employees work hard to provide a culture of participating in real outdoor experiences.
My job is to:
Lead engaging experiences in a variety of land-based activities at the Whitewater Center.
Guides are trained to safely operate activities and lead guests through a unique assortment of outdoor activities: rock climbing, zip lining, jump activities, and ropes courses. Guides help create memorable guest experiences and promote the Whitewater Center’s active outdoor lifestyle.