Kayaking (Instruction Only) Kayaking (Instruction Only)


  • Aug 8
  • 17:00:00
  • Beaver Creek


  • Aug 8
  • 19:30:00
  • Beaver Creek


  • Aug 7
  • 20:00:00


  • $10.00


In order to learn how to maneuver your kayak in white water, you must first learn how to paddle. We’ll spend Sunday at Beaver Creek learning the basics of kayaking – the forward stroke, wet exiting, rescue and recovery techniques, and some maneuvers that you use on the river. At the end of each session we’ll spend a few minutes going over the techniques involved in the eskimo roll. After this lesson, you will be qualified to test your skills in white water (where I can take you throughout the year depending on water level). I will meet you out at Beaver Creek so you need to be able to transport yourself there. If you need a ride, I can attempt to make carpool arrangements. You can get directions to Beaver Creek (~10 miles west of town) by clicking on the “Beaver Creek” link under the “Destination Location” header.

NOTE: This is a trip for complete beginners, so please DO NOT sign up if you have paddling experience in a white water kayak. If you have no experience, this class is a requirement for you to go on future river trips with the club.

***UVA Outdoors provides:
Kayak, paddle, skirt, helmet, pfd (personal flotation device), wet suit, nose plugs.

***What you should bring:
swim wear, towel, water, sunscreen




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