Kayak Summer Camps
Kayak Summer Camps have been a favorite of NOC guests since 1980! Our elite instructors provide summer campers with top-level whitewater kayaking lessons and equipment to learn with, while maintaining a supportive and fun environment on the water. Camps are great for beginner to advanced kayakers, as paddlers are grouped by kayaking experience level, so no whitewater experience is required. Parents will have daily access to NOC’s Instruction Team for progress updates or just to check in if this is your paddler’s first time away from home. Give your young paddlers a reason to unplug and advance their skills this summer at NOC!
All-inclusive overnight camps are a “typical” summer camp experience. With 24-hour supervision, Nantahala Bunkhouse lodging, hearty meals, fun evening activities and, of course, lots of kayaking, overnight camps are perfect for boosting confidence in your paddler. Or, explore our day camp options where campers join in with our overnight campers for daytime & lunch activities. Teens with advanced paddling skills may qualify for our Advanced Teen Travel Camp to take on additional area rivers such as the French Broad, Ocoee, and Pigeon Rivers! For more information on our Teen Travel Camp, call us today.
Parents of campers participating in any of our summer camps (with the exception of Teen Travel Camp) are invited to join the group on Family Fun Friday for a trip on a stretch of the Nantahala River, followed by a delicious riverside lunch and closing ceremony.