2-Day Canoe Courses

Duration: 2 Days
Price Starting at: $400
Location: Bryson City, NC
2019 Dates: April 13-14 | May 25-26 | August 31 – September 1

Spend the weekend with fellow single-bladers of all skill levels! After a goal discussion and skill assessment, instructors will tailor the experience to the needs of the group. Each day is split with mornings on the lake and afternoons on a river. On the lake students learn correct techniques, and on the river they practice these skills on level-appropriate rapids with NOC instructors’ guidance and support. Not only will paddlers solidify strong foundations, they will have a chance to hone specific skills like off-side ferrying, bracing and edging.

Skills you will acquire include:
• On-side and off-side paddle strokes
• Moving your boat sideways
• Balancing and intentionally leaning (or edging) your boat
• Safely exiting from capsized boat
• Bracing

In this clinic, you will gain an understanding of:
• Boat design
• Required gear and proper fit
• River terminology
• Boat safety

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Below is a general itinerary of a typical clinic. Our experienced instructors tailor each day to the goals and needs of the group.

Day Time & Location Objective
Day 1
8:30 AM – Paddling School Meet Instructor, Complete Paperwork & Discuss Program Goals
9:00 AM – Paddling School Gear & Boat Selection
10:00 AM – Lake Paddling Assessment
12:00 PM – Lake Side Lake Side Lunch
1:00 PM – River Paddling Assessment Continued
4:30 PM – Paddling School End Time/Day 1
Day 2
9:00 AM – Paddling School Meet Instructor
9:30 AM – Lake Review
10:30 AM – River Building on Skills Learned
12:00 PM – River Side Lunch
12:30 PM – River Continue Building on Skills
4:30 PM – Paddling School End Time/Day 2

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