2-Day Learn to Kayak

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

The perfect course to fit into any busy schedule – learn the necessary skills to paddle safely in class I-II whitewater! 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 beginner-level rapids with NOC instructors’ guidance and support. This course gives beginning paddlers the ability to enjoy basic whitewater and builds a solid foundation for skill development.

Skills you will acquire include:
• Forward and reverse paddling
• Moving your boat sideways
• Balancing and intentionally leaning (or edging) your boat
• Safely exiting from capsized boat

In this course, 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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