2-Day Class III+ River Kayaking

Duration: 2 Days
Price Starting At: $400
Location: Bryson City, NC
Dates: March-October

Upgrade your paddling in this 2-day course. Be challenged to execute difficult moves while in level-appropriate whitewater. This clinic is the perfect mix of instruction and river running, and is a great choice for anyone who wants to become a more technical paddler in Class II and III+ whitewater. The first day will be split between assessing your current skills on an area lake and an afternoon assessment on one of our home rivers. Day two will focus on your goals in a group setting. Students must have a strong roll in flatwater, a Class II combat roll, and the ability to competently navigate Class II rapids.


You will spend time on the Southeast’s best rivers fine tuning your paddling skills including:

  • Eddy Turns
  • Peel outs
  • Ferries
  • Navigating complex & powerful rapids
  • Stroke Timing
  • Scouting & dissecting Class III Rapids
  • River Safety Techniques

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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 – River Paddling Assessment
12:00 PM –Riverside Riverside 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 – River Focus on Goals
12:00 PM – Riverside Lunch
12:30 PM – River Continue Building on Goals and New Skills Learned
4:30 PM – Paddling School End Time/Day 2


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