Carrie Kraft

Field Instructor - WFR

Carrie Kraft is a field instructor and rafting guide at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE). With more than 15 years of experience of leading trips and guiding activities within the outdoor education sector of the outdoor industry, Carrie admits to having an enormous passion for sharing her love of wilderness with others.

A raft guide and field instructor for NCOAE since 2018, Carrie has worked for a number of outdoor education and adventuring programming organizations as a field guide, field instructor, ropes course instructor, and even as a primary therapist and wilderness-based therapist. Organizations for which she has worked include Alaska Crossings (St, Wrangell, AK), Camp Tamarack Outdoor School (Jefferson County, Oregon), Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp (Rhododendron, OR), Cascade Crest Transitions (Bend, Oregon), and New Vision Wilderness (Medford, WI).

Carrie’s bachelor’s degree in outdoor leadership and education, and her master’s in clinical mental health from Oregon State University give her considerable knowledge and insights into explorations of the wilderness and the mind.

This Bend, Oregon, native holds memberships in the American Canoe Association (ACA) and Association for Experiential Education (AEE). And, given her vocation, it’s no wonder she shares her love of boating, skiing, backpacking and hiking with her partner and son. 


Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Leadership and Education
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health
Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon)

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • CPR
  • ACA Level 2 Canoe Instructor

Field Instructor - WFR

Field Instructor - WFR

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