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Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant [Free for Uva Academic Employees!]

Matthew Rosefsky

This’ll be the most FUN CPR class you’ve ever taken or will take! No sleepy DVD! Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / pediatric / infant). Get a 2-year American Heart Association certification. Full instruction, practice, and certification all done during this one eve. No online prerequisite work. Quotes (anonymous feedback) from prior students: >> …

Pre-Creekathon Extreme Winter-Kayaking Lake Clinic for Beginners

Hannah Kessenich

If you didn’t get on the last Intro to Whitewater Kayaking lake clinic and think you have what to takes to brave the sub-arctic temperatures of the Walnut Creek Lake in early November, then this is the trip for you! While it’s not actually winter yet, the weather has been acting particularly wintery lately thus making for a cold day …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

Every year I try to sneak one of these classes in before the NRGE and didn’t think I’d have time this go round, but my schedule for this weekend freed up a bit. So, for those of you whom I promised to lead one of these in mid-October: change of plans! This class is designed to teach you the very …

Swift Water Rescue Class, Level 3

Dave Clark

WHAT IS THIS? Swift water rescue (SWR) involves helping someone who is in a potentially life threatening situation within fast moving water. SWR classes teach you the skills involved in safely performing those types of rescues. There are various levels of classes with various skills involved; Level 3, or L3, teaches the skills that are used the most often. WHO …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

**This trip was previously posted as happening on Monday, 8/18 but I had to move it to Tuesday, 8/19** In this 2.5 hour class on the basics of white water kayaking, you will learn such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and get a chance to try the Eskimo roll. The purpose of …

Intermediate White Water Kayaking: Lower Yough Intermediate Skills Class

Dave Clark

If you are an advanced-beginner white water kayaker interested in taking your skills to the next level or are an intermediate paddler who wants to solidify your skills and prepare for the leap to class IV paddling, this is the class for you! It is being taught by UVA alum, Dave Kessmann, who is a level 5 American Canoe Association …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

[Course might be full. Join, and then reply-to-all on your welcome-to-adventure email to see if a space is still available. Thanks!] This’ll be the most FUN CPR class you’ve ever taken or will take! No sleepy DVD! Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / pediatric / infant). Get a 2-year certification. Full instruction, practice, and …

Wilderness First Aid Course [Free for Uva Academic Employees! Reimbursable for Trip Leaders!]

Matthew Rosefsky

***2 spots open in this weekend’s class at UVA!*** Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > travel anywhere > wilderness area Outdoors at UVAers $25 DISCOUNT off the regular $180. BONUS if you’re a trip leader: Earn your course FEE BACK BY REIMBURSEMENT! Details:www.outdoorsatuva.org/resources/?WildernessFirstAid …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

In this 2.5 hour class on the basics of white water kayaking, you will learn such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and get a chance to try the Eskimo roll. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for future river trips and is a prerequisite (unless you’ve taken a similar …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

This will be the first of (hopefully) several “after work” summer adventures I plan to hold. My goal is to host 1 per week, alternating paddling and biking, and maybe hiking adventures. Lets kick it off with a 2.5 hour class on the basics of white water kayaking. You will learn such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle …

Pre-Creekathon Recreational Kayaking

Dave Clark

If you are going to the Creekathon and want to take a spin on the lake on one of the club’s fantastic new rec boats, sign up for this adventure! I’m posting this as a 2-hour, pre-Creekathon adventure, and also as a way to sign-up if you want to take a boat out during the Creekathon. More details below… About …

Pre-Creekathon Intro to Whitewater Kayaking: Lake Clinic

Hannah Kessenich

Whether you’ve never been in a whitewater kayak before, or if you’re already out shredding the gnar, come hang out on the lake at Walnut Creek Park for some Pre-Creekathon kayaking! In this intro-level trip we will cover the basics of wet-exits, T-rescues, and navigating a whitewater kayak. If you are interested in developing the skills you’ll need to safely …

275st Annual Creekathon

Groves

Do you like WALNUTS and CREEKS? Well, it’s that time of the year again, so get PSYCHED! For members new to the club, the Creekathon is our kind-of-end-of-semester cookout/potluck/picnic at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County. It’s always a great time with good food and good people. We have reserved one of the shelters at the park, complete with grill …

Rescheduled!-2014 Aca Collegiate Race Series National Championships – Whitewater Kayaking Training Session 3

Hannah Kessenich

*Rescheduled* Training session number 3 for the ACA Collegiate National Championships! The following link gives more details on the race on March 29th-30th: http://www.americancanoe.org/event/college_nationals This is the last beginner trip/clinic for those of you who are interested/haven’t been able to get on the last two trips, before we start moving on to more intermediate trips. Also, for those of you …

Winter Rec Boating on a Lake

Dave Clark

The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be incredible: partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s! Let take advantage of this rare winter warmth and give the club’s new and fantastic recreational kayaks their maiden voyage. Yep, that’s right! The club has 3 brand new rec boats that are designed for all kinds of water, from gliding over ocean …

2014 Aca Collegiate Race Series National Championships – Whitewater Kayaking Training Session 3 **Cancelled**

Hannah Kessenich

**THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED** Training session number 3 for the ACA Collegiate National Championships! The following link gives more details on the race on March 29th-30th: http://www.americancanoe.org/event/college_nationals This is the last beginner trip/clinic for those of you who are interested/haven’t been able to get on the last two trips, before we start moving on to more intermediate trips. Also, …

2014 Aca Collegiate Race Series National Championships – Whitewater Kayaking Training Session

Hannah Kessenich

Are you an undergraduate student who is interested in getting more involved in whitewater kayaking, developing your paddling skills, and representing UVA at this year’s American Canoe Association Collegiate National Championship? http://www.americancanoe.org/event/college_nationals The race is in Dillsboro, NC on March 29th and 30th (you can check out more details at the above link), and we will be holding a few …

Whitewater Kayak Pool Roll Session

Mike Kalanick

*Update 11/29* It appears that between townies and club people the critical mass has barely been reached to keep this pool session… So I’ve extended the signup deadline to accommodate any additional stragglers (pay attention to your email if that’s you). And since attendance is going to be relatively low, we can prob take on a couple more people that …

Kayak Pool Roll Session

Mike Kalanick

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. **There is no formal instruction.** However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

This’ll be the most FUN CPR class you’ve ever taken or will take! No sleepy DVD! Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking. Get a 2-year American Heart Association certification card. Full instruction, practice, and certification all done during this one eve. No online prerequisite work. I’ll serve as your instructor, and I’ll make the class be …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

This class is designed to teach you the very basics of white water kayaking, to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend ~2.5 hours on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll. Since I will need …

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking: Learning the Basics on a Lake

Mike Kalanick

This class is designed to teach you the very basics of white water kayaking, to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend ~2.5 hours on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll (but this is NOT …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

This class is designed to teach you the very basics of white water kayaking, to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend ~2.5 hours on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll. Since I will need …

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (and Maybe Some River Time)

Mike Kalanick

This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: information about white water (ww) kayaks and associated gear, how to paddle and maneuver a ww kayak, wet exiting, T-rescues, and recovery techniques. You will also have the opportunity to learn the Eskimo roll. This trip goes out “rain or shine” but may get canceled for Lightning. …

Cpr + Aed Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and AED. Get a 2-year American Heart Association certification. Full instruction, practice, and certification all done during this one eve. No online prerequisite work. I’ll serve as your AHA instructor, and I’ll make the class be FUN. Quotes (anonymous feedback) from prior students: >> “Much more fun than usual!” >> “Awesome. Humorous.” >> “Matt …

Creek-a-Paddle: Lazy Late Afternoon Kayak Float @Walnut Creek Lake

Emil Frlez

Going to the Creek-a-thon? After a cook-out you can blissfully float around the Walnut Creek Lake in a kayak and watch the sun set down. I will have two quality inflatable kayaks (Innova Helios II two-seater and Safari Solo) and two foldables (Pack-boat and high-end Folbot Kodiak). If you are willing & able to give me a hand in inflating/deflating …

Kayaking Roll Session

Joshua Brooks

Kayak Roll Session with VCU at the MCV pool in Downtown Richmond. Leaving at 5:30pm. Roll Session from 7-9pm. FREE Number of participants will be restricted based on pool and vehicle space. Preference will be given to those who have taken an intro to kayaking session before. If you have not taken an intro class, sign up just in case …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area CHOOSE one set of dates/locations (2 days, 8:30am-6:30pm both days): > March 2 – 3: Knoxville, TN* > March 23-24: Richmond, VA* > April 6 – 7: Blacksburg, VA* > April 13-14: Princeton, NJ* > …

Kayaking Roll Session

Joshua Brooks

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. **There is no formal instruction.** However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Kayak Roller Kayak Roller

Chris Winstead-Derlega

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. There is no formal instruction. However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Intermediate-Advanced Whitewater Kayaking

Joshua Brooks

70 degrees. Snows melting. Solid Class IV-V runs up in WV. Let’s go to Richmond. Levels will be low, but runnable. The water is COLD, which means swimming is ill advised. Bring a solid roll, or appropriate cold weather gear. The club can provide wetsuits and dry(ish)tops. Time’s will be set depending on who is going. We will be back …

End of the World…Cancelled

Joshua Brooks

Today is the END OF DAYS. THE ARMAGEDDON. THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. THE MAYAN TIME LAPSE. Join us on this most epic of last adventures. This club was secretly founded for the purpose of finding the smartest, sexiest, and most adventurous people to survive the inevitable apocalypse. You have been selected to survive. In the early days of the club, the …

Kayak Roll Session

Dave Clark

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or a beginner kayaker looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. There is no formal instruction but if you would like advice on your technique I will gladly help. …

Kayak Roll Session

Joshua Brooks

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. There is no formal instruction. However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area Outdoors at UVAers: SAVE $25 off regular $175 WFA rate, many THANKS to Officer Lindsey for arranging a classroom location for us. Bonus if you’re a trip leader: Earn your course fee back by reimbursement! …

Kayak Roll Practice / Pool Session

Mike Kalanick

You know you want to come back early from Thanksgiving break so that you can learn how to roll one of them kayak things, and hit up a brewery! But do make up your minds and sign up early so that I know if we have enough to hold the session or not. Ok, on with usual description: Whether you …

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Joshua Brooks

Join me on the water before/during the Walnut Creekathon this Sunday to learn the basic skills of white water kayaking. This class is designed to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend ~2 hours on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water …

137th Semiannual Walnut Creekathon

Michael Crockett

Do you like WALNUTS and CREEKS? Well, it’s that time of the year again, so get PSYCHED! For members new to the club, the Creekathon is our kind-of-end-of-semester cookout/potluck/picnic at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County. It’s always a great time with good food and good people. We have reserved one of the shelters at the park, complete with grill …

Kayak Roll Practice/Pool Session!

George Kinch

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. There is no formal instruction. However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Kayak Roll Practice

Mike Kalanick

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just a beginner kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy, check out these roll sessions. These sessions are unstructured, providing plenty of time to practice various skills at your own pace. There is no formal instruction. However, there should be a few people on hand who are …

Whitewater Kayaking Roll Session/Practice

George Kinch

Whitewater Kayaking Roll Session/Practice PREREQS: This course is to mainly practice the Eskimo Roll. You have already taken an intro class with David Clark, myself, or someone else. and/or be proficient at wet exiting a kayak and T-rescues. We’ll spend about 2 hours on Saturday (10/6) on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles South of town) Everyone will …

Swift Water Rescue Course with Mr. Kessman @ Balcony Falls

Chris Winstead-Derlega

One day SWR class on the Balcony Falls Section of the James on Sunday, 9/30/12. with ACA certified instructor. Limited to 4 people. Sorry but ODC was only provided so many spaces. Please do not sign up unless you are 100% committed. After you sign up I will provide further documentation to review before the course. The club will pay …

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking- the Lower James

Joshua Brooks

So there’s an intro and an advanced kayaking trip this weekend, what is missing? An intermediate trip… Richmond offers a unique white water run with its class 3 rapids and skyline in the background. We’ll run this section of the James as it flows alongside downtown Richmond with some class 2, 3 and 1 class 4 rapid – area famous …

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking – Learning the Basics

George Kinch

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Roll Session This class is designed to teach you the very basics of whitewater kayaking, to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend about 2 hours on Sunday (9/2) on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning skills such as the wet exit, paddle strokes, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll. …

Week of Rivers (White Water Kayaking – All Levels)

Mike Kalanick

I’m “coordinating” a trip to Carolina Canoe Club’s Week of Rivers (WOR)… Go directly to the source, and get all the beta you could ever want about this event here: http://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers Now incase you didn’t read all that, here’s my quick summary: This is a week long event in Western NC, where most in attendance camp out at a site …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on a Lake

Dave Clark

If you are still around on the 12th and want to learn the basics of white water kayaking, or are an experienced kayaker and want to work on your paddling skills and/or roll technique, come join me at Walnut Creek Park. This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: information about white water (ww) kayaks …

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Matthew Rosefsky

A rare find, this is the first time this course has been offered in Cville in several years. “Wilderness” can be: > a natural area (forest, sea, desert, etc.) > a rural area not near a hospital > an urban disaster zone (natural or terrorist) … any situation in which time of injury to time in hospital is more than …