Welcome to the World of Whitewater

Welcome to the World of Whitewater

If you're curious about whitewater kayaking, this is the best weekend of the summer to give it a try! These playful whitewater kayaks are a blast, and we're ready to give you the foundation of skills in a comfortable and supportive learning environment.

This weekend we'll introduce you to the basics, including:

  • Choosing proper equipment and clothing
  • Carrying a kayak
  • Entering and exiting a kayak
  • Essential flatwater strokes, braces, and maneuvers
  • Edging the kayak
  • Proper body position
  • River safety
  • River reading and identifying hazards
  • Self rescue
  • Eddy turns, peel outs, and ferries
  • Surfing

We have three novice clinic options available--depending on your age--and you can sign up for one or two days:

The big kids (adults) will be in our Novice Course. The Teen Clinic is for teenagers ages 13 to 17. The Kids Clinic is for younger paddlers, ages 10 to 13.  For this weekend only, all novice clinics are discounted 30% off the normal price, so you'll pay just $95 per day! Don’t miss out on this great deal!

And if you’re already a paddler, but want a refresher while your friends are learning, we will also be offering river runs over the weekend on the Zoar Gap and Dryway sections of the Deerfield River.

Location: Zoar Outdoor

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