Duration: 5 Days
Price Starting At: $800
Location: Bryson City, NC
5-Day Class III+ River Kayaking
Duration: 5 Days
This course offers the perfect mix of instruction and river running to take a good boater to the next level. Designed for paddlers with whitewater experience and a strong flatwater roll, this clinic is the perfect mix of instruction and river running. Students will gain new skills, improve the ones they have and run some of the best rivers in the Southeast with the support of NOC instructors. Students leave with an enhanced skill set and the confidence to begin exploring new rivers on their own.
The first day will be split between assessing your current skills on an area lake and an afternoon assessment on the on one of our home rivers. The rest of the week will focus on your goals in the context of a group setting.
You will spend time on the Southeast’s best rivers fine tuning your paddling skills including:
• Eddy turns
• Peel outs
• Navigating complex and powerful rapids
• Stroke timing
• Scouting and dissecting Class III rapids
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||Boat and Gear Selection and Outfitting|
|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|
|Days 2, 3, 4*||9:00 AM – Paddling School||Meet Instructor|
|9:30 AM – River||Review|
|10:30 AM – River||Work on Goals|
|12:00 PM – Riverside||Lunch|
|12:30 PM – River||Continue Building on Goals|
|4:30 PM – Paddling School||End Time|
|Day 5||9:00 AM – Paddling School||Meet Instructor|
|9:30 AM – Nantahala River||Hone New Skills Learned|
|1:30 PM||End Time|
* There will be at least one travel day to a river outside of our normal teaching area.