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Women's Intermediate Kayak 2 Day Clinic (20% off)

Join us for a weekend of women on whitewater July 13-14! Learn 2 days of intermediate whitewater kayaking using class II rapids as a stepping stone.


2 days




Class II Rapids


All equipment, instruction, catered picnic-style lunch & transportation


Come join us for a weekend of women on whitewater July 13-14. Our amazing women instructors will not only teach the skills of whitewater, but they will create a positive atmosphere to foster learning and connections! We are excited to work with the women paddlers of the Deerfield to organize a whole weekend of activities including a community paddle on Saturday, workshops, meals, and activities.

Our 2-day course builds on the foundation set in the first day. Additional time on a second day will help the skills be deeply incorporated into brain and body for the future. The goal of this clinic is to build on the basic skills of whitewater kayaking with an emphasis on creating strong foundational techniques in the sport. Whether your goal is to use class II as a stepping stone to kayaking more difficult whitewater runs or as a destination itself, the skills taught in this class will serve you well. We work on refining your maneuvering skills, including eddy turns, peel outs, ferries, self rescue, and basic surfing. We also start introducing the kayak roll in this course.

Don’t see a date that works for you?  Want to do this course as a private, semi-private, or with your own group? Check out our information on custom clinics and when you’re ready we will help set up a great course on your dates.

Who Should Take the Clinic

To take this course you should be in reasonable physical condition, be comfortable in the water, and have an interest in paddling. In this kayaking clinic for advanced beginners, we teach and refine the techniques needed to paddle a kayak confidently on Class II rivers. Before taking this kayaking clinic, you should have at least five to ten days of previous whitewater kayaking experience.

You spend somewhere between four to five hours in your boat. You sit for much of this time. To prepare, you should stretch your thighs, hamstrings, and torso (back, stomach, shoulders, and neck). If you increase your flexibility, you will have more efficient strokes and be more comfortable in your boat.

What Should I wear?

While some of the flatwater areas we use are quite warm in June, July, and August, the Deerfield River is always cool, regardless of the time of year or air temperature. When packing your paddling clothes, please plan accordingly, especially if you are coming early or late in the season (April, May, September, and October). Our clinics will run rain or shine.

Wear items such as:

  • Synthetic long underwear, garments made of polypropylene, Capilene, or some polyester/spandex blend
  • Fleece or wool socks
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece or wool jacket/sweater (early/late season or if you tend to chill easily)

Other items to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Retaining strap for glasses
  • Nose plugs
  • Towel
  • Required medications
  • Extra money for snacks or T-shirts

What we provide

  • Boat
  • Wetsuit
  • Paddle jacket
  • Booties
  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Sprayskirt

We provide a catered picnic-style lunch on all full day clinics.

The following statement is required by state law: “Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.”

We do not use nuts in our food, but can not guarantee that the ingredients in our meals do not contain nuts or other food allergens. If you have food allergies or other special dietary needs, we strongly suggest you bring your own bag lunch in non-glass containers and we will pack it with the other lunches on your trip. Please inform our office if you intend to do this.

(If you own your own equipment, we suggest you use it in the clinic to get used to its quirks.)