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COURSES

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

All of our courses are teachable to both adults and youth. We do however like to keep things separate, so if you're someone between the ages of 12 and 17 and are interested in getting in a boat with us, please reach out and we'll make it happen! 

Have you watched paddlers coming down the river and thought about how much fun it looked or been kayaking on a lake but wanted a bit more excitement? If you have little to no whitewater kayaking experience but would like to get into the sport and want an opportunity to learn what it's all about then this is the course for you.

 

 This two-and-a-half-day program begins Friday evening on the lake where we go over the whitewater kayaking fundamentals and get you fitted with your gear and boat for the fun weekend ahead. We finish the evening by paddling on the lake and performing a wet exit. Saturday morning, we reconvene at the lakeside to practice the fundamental strokes, get comfortable moving your kayak, and begin an intro to rolling. That afternoon we transition to the river where we discuss river safety and how to mitigate and manage hazards followed by paddling in currents. From there on, the rest of the weekend will take place on the river. We will start slow but aim to have you comfortable navigating and having fun on Class 2 whitewater by the end of the weekend.

 

 *This price includes all necessary gear rentals including boat, paddle, sprayskirt, PFD, helmet, splash top & wetsuit. Students are welcome to use personal gear if suitable and approved by the instructor. This is a physically intensive course so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

2022 Courses

June 3-5  *fully booked
July 11-13 *fully booked

July 15-17 *fully booked

The Next Step

2 days - $300

Maybe you've taken our intro weekend course, or friends have shown you down some rivers but you're looking to get more experience on class 2/3 whitewater, then this course is for you. This two-day program is designed to progress your basic skill set and get you more capable & comfortable in your boat to start paddling some Class 2 to 3 whitewater. We begin Saturday morning at the lake and then spend a day and a half on the river. With a focus on eddy turns, rolling, ferries, scouting, and immersion safety will work on getting you to the next step through practice and repetition. This course will also consist of coaching and feedback on each paddler’s specific needs and abilities as we paddle down the river. 

*This price includes all necessary gear rentals including boat, paddle, sprayskirt, PFD, helmet, splash top & wetsuit. Students are welcome to use personal gear if suitable and approved by the instructor. This is a physically intensive course so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  

2022 Courses

June 25-26 *fully booked

June 27/July 4 (split course)

July 30-31

Class 3 Development

1 day - $175

 This course is aimed at class three paddlers who are looking to progress their technique and confidence on the river. This one-day development program is designed to give participants the tools they need to take their paddling to a higher level and improve on the skills they already have. We will focus on ways to make class III whitewater more challenging and progress in a low consequence environment. This full-day will consist of coaching and feedback on each paddler’s specific needs and abilities. Participants will work on foundational skills such as boat control, paddling strokes, proper rolling, and choosing lines while scouting rapids. We will run through a series of drills and skills that paddlers can add to their repertoire. This course will give paddlers a foundation to work from while kayaking in the future and continuing to improve their personal paddling.

*This price does not include gear rental. Contact us for rental prices if needed. 

2022 Courses

May 29

June 11 *fully booked

Intro to Class 4

2 days- $275

Stepping into the class IV range opens up a lot of beautiful rivers but can be quite intimidating. If you are a competent class III kayaker looking to expand your comfort zone and paddle more challenging, dynamic whitewater, then this is the course for you. This weekend program will focus on breaking down the skills required not only to make it down a rapid but to do it with style and grace. This course will focus on reading water, surfing holes, boofing, driving your boat, as well identifying bad habits, and improving on technique. Paddlers will work towards achieving individual goals to help them become more competent and confident kayakers. Participants will gain the experience and foundation required to confidently approach class IV whitewater.

*This price does not include gear rental. Contact us for rental prices if needed. A consistent & confident roll in class 3 whitewater is required for this course. 

2022 Courses

July 23-24

June 28 (One day course - $175)

Youth Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

3 days - $425

This youth introduction to whitewater course is aimed at youth, ages 12 to 17, who have little to no previous kayaking and are interested in getting into the sport. This program will allow youth to paddle with their peers and give them the skills and experience necessary to progress their kayaking safely. The course will have a large emphasis on safety. It will include practicing whitewater safety scenarios, knowledge on how to use safety equipment correctly, and how to be proactive in whitewater situations. It will also focus on general paddling techniques and improvements, catering to the individual needs and goals of each student. Team building, skill development, and having fun on the water will be highly emphasized throughout the course. This is a great opportunity to bring together young paddlers and build confidence on and off the river.

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

2 1/2 days - $375