The Nation's Best
Canoe & Kayak Instruction
Whether you are a beginner trying out a new sport, a paddling enthusiast looking to advance your skills, or an outdoor professional requiring certification, NOC’s celebrated Paddling School provides stop-notch courses with the best instructors in the business. Voted "Best Place to Learn" by Outside, NOC has taught more paddlers than anyone else, with 40+ years of experience going into every class. We offer course criteria for groups or individuals across many craft and skill levels to help you achieve your goals.
Create Your Next River Story
Voted "the Best Place to Learn" by Outside Magazine, NOC's renowned Paddling School has taught more students than anyone else.
Custom Group Planning allows courses to be tailored to your needs and schedule. We can accommodate groups
of friends & family or classes interested in half-day, one-day, or multi-day survival and outdoor skills courses.
Choose the course that best suits your needs!