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Confront your fears and run an 18 ft waterfall on the end of Day 2! (optional)
From wet exit to Eskimo rolls and flat-water strokes to navigating whitewater, this course will take a comprehensive approach to paddling. Day one will be spent mostly on flatwater ending with a paddle down the Class II Upper James. Day two will build on the skills from day one as participants learn more about controlling their boats on the river. This course will cater to the progression of each student in order to maximize their experience.
We have groups booking every week!
Who: People new to whitewater kayaking or that have some experience on flatwater and/or canoeing. This course is recommended for people who are in good physical fitness and interested in a challenge. Our Flatwater Kayaking trips are a great introduction to the sport if you are timid.
What: Over two days of instruction you will progress from paddling your boat in flat water with various strokes to safely navigating class II whitewater of the Upper James. We will also spend time both days working with you on your eskimo roll.
Where: The course will be primarily focused on the Upper James between Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek. The first part of the course will be primarily on flat water and as your skills progress we will move to Class I – II – and possibly III whitewater.