COVID-19 CAMP UPDATE: In light of the risks associated with COVID-19, NOC is modifying our operations across all locations. We WILL continue to host Summer Day Camps this season with modified guidelines for health and safety, see our COVID-19 Response Page. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Family Fun Days at the close of camp week are tentative and we will provide updates as it approaches.

Summer Overnight Camps

Duration: 5 Days
Price Starting At: $1500
Location: Bryson City, NC
Ages: 9-17

Overnight Session 1-Bryson City, NC
Overnight Session 2-Bryson City, NC

NOC’s wildly successful Overnight Kayak camps are unlike any other summer camp. Kids ages 9-17 spend an entire week on the rivers and lakes of Western North Carolina while making new friends along the way. In addition to the highest level of whitewater instruction, NOC’s instructors provide 24-hour supervision on and off the water. Our Summer Camps are open to paddlers of any experience level as we will separate the group by skill level for the best learning opportunity for everyone.

Time on the lake focuses on learning new skills and refining the ones students already have through fun drills and games. Rivers paddled will depend on the skill level of the group, but the regular lineup usually includes some of these favorites: Nantahala, Tuckasegee Gorge, Tuckasegee in Bryson City, French Broad, Little Tennessee and Cartecay. The final day of camp is Family Fun Friday where parents are invited to join us on a section of the Nantahala River to see their paddlers show off their new moves. This is followed by a riverside lunch and brief closing ceremony. Parents who don’t have their own kayak and gear can rent a place on an NOC Guided raft at a discounted rate and join the group on the water.

Price includes gear, transportation to lake and river locations, lodging Sunday through Thursday night in our Nantahala Bunkhouse and meals Sunday night through lunch on Friday. Evening activities and 24-hour supervision from our expert and responsible Paddling School Instructors is also included in the Overnight camp.

2020 Parent Handbook & Sample Itinerary.

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