Single Day Courses

Learn whitewater basics or hone specific skills during single-day clinics. Cover basic strokes, boat control and safety in the Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking Course. Or take part in an afternoon workshop to hone specific skills like edging, ferrying, and catching eddies. With 40+ years of experience NOC’s Paddling School Instructors are dedicated to passing their knowledge to the next generation of paddlers.

INTRODUCTION TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING

Duration: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Price Starting At: $129.99-$149.99
Location: Bryson City, NC
Upcoming Dates:

CourseDatesLocation
Introduction to Whitewater KayakingWeekend Days
May 12-28, 2018
Bryson City, NC
Introduction to Whitewater KayakingDaily, May 28-September 3, 2018Bryson City, NC

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Introduce yourself to the world of whitewater paddlesports with this fun course. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old, and anyone between the ages of 8 and 15 must be with an adult chaperone. A full day introduction to whitewater kayaking, this course focuses on the joys of paddling more than the hard skills. The day begins with a morning session on the lake where students learn basic strokes, boat control and safety maneuvers. After a lakeside lunch, students head to a skill-appropriate river to see how they like paddling. Intended for those curious about whitewater paddling this program emphasizes scenery, companionship and fun.

This workshop introduces the understanding of:
• Boat design
• Whitewater gear and proper fit
• River terminology
• Boat safety

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

Below is a general itinerary overview of a typical program. Our experienced instructors tailor the workshop to the goals and needs of the group.

Day Time and Location Objective
Day 1 9:00am: Paddling School Meet Instructor, Complete Paperwork & Discuss Program Goals
9:30 AM: Paddling School Gear & Boat Brief Overview and Selection
10:00 AM: Lake Paddling Fundamentals & Skills
12:00 PM Lake Side Lunch
1:00 PM: River Apply Skills Learned on Moving Water
3:30 PM: Paddling School End Time

*A two person minimum must be met for a workshop.

Once you have completed the Intro to Whitewater Kayaking course, it is recommended to follow this up with our Weekend or Weekday Learn to Kayak Course to build on the skills you learned and gain confidence on the water.


INTRODUCTION TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING – CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER

Duration: Full Day
Price: $130
Location: Atlanta, GA
2018 Dates: Weekends, June 2-September 2 – Weekdays on request.

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Introduce yourself to the world of whitewater paddlesports with this fun course. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old, and anyone between the ages of 8 and 15 must be with an adult chaperone. A full day introduction to whitewater kayaking, this course focuses on the joys of paddling more than the hard skills. The day begins with understanding the equipment and a morning session on a stretch of flat, gently moving water where students learn basic strokes, boat control and safety maneuvers. After a lakeside lunch, students head to a skill-appropriate stretch of river to see how they like paddling. Intended for those curious about whitewater paddling this program emphasizes scenery, companionship and fun.

This workshop introduces the understanding of:
• Boat design
• Whitewater gear and proper fit
• River terminology
• Boat safety

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

Below is a general itinerary overview of a typical program. Our experienced instructors tailor the workshop to the goals and needs of the group.

Day Time and Location Objective
Day 1 9:00am: NOC Powers Island Outpost Meet Instructor, Complete Paperwork & Discuss Program Goals
9:45 AM: NOC Powers Island Gear & Boat Brief Overview and Selection
10:00 AM: Lake Paddling Fundamentals & Skills
12:00 PM Riverside Lunch
1:00 PM: River Apply Skills Learned on Moving Water
4:30 PM: NOC Powers Island End Time

*A two person minimum must be met for a workshop.


Slicey Boat Clinic: Ocoee River

Duration: Full Day
Price: $99
Location: Ocoee, TN
2018 Dates: July 21, 2018

 

Let’s get old school!

Join NOC’s Paddling School on the Ocoee River for a Slicey Boat Clinic on Saturday, May 26th. Learn all of the “old school” moves like stern squirts and rock splats, and show off your favorites! Guests can meet at NOC’s Paddling School at 8:30AM to shuttle to the Ocoee River, or meet at the Ocoee Middle Put-In at 11:00AM. Bring your own boat, or try the latest in modern offerings from NOC’s Paddling School!

Call us today to book your spot & reserve a boat or shuttle seat. See you on the Ocoee!

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