Kayaking (Instruction Only) Kayaking (Instruction Only)


  • Oct 8
  • 13:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Oct 8
  • 16:00:00
  • Walnut Creek Park


  • Oct 7
  • 18:00:00


  • $0.00


Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: information about white water (ww) kayaks, 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”. It will only be canceled by a thunder storm.

I’m setting the size limit to 5 as that is as many boats as I can transport. I may expand the trip and divide it up into 2 hour time blocks if there is enough interest and enough drivers. Please sign up even if the trip is full.

I’m going to be meeting everyone at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town), so I will need drivers to make this work. I’ll try to organize car pooling with the meeting point at Echols dorm (corner of Hancock and McCormick; follow links posted with adventure for directions to Echols and Walnut Creek Park).

If you wish to put your new skills to the test on a river, I’ll be leading some river adventures this fall if we ever get enough rain to bring the rivers up. In order to be qualified to go on a river trip you must first take this intro class. Please contact me with any questions – dclark@virginia.edu or (434) 962-9737.

The Club Provides: Gear (boats, skirts, paddles, pfds (personal flotation devices), helmets, noseplugs), wet suits, gear transport

You should bring: swimwear, towel, change of clothes, water, snacks, sunscreen, Bring extra non-cotton layers to wear if the water is cold (I’ll have wetsuits to wear over your bathing suit and splash jackets to wear over everything for anyone to wear.)




Trips Attended: 320 Trips Led: 263

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