Kayaking (Instruction Only) Kayaking (Instruction Only)


  • Jul 30
  • 13:30:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Jul 30
  • 17:30:00
  • Walnut Creek Park


  • Jul 29
  • 18:00:00


  • $5.00


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 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).
**NOTE: It costs $3 for Albemarle County members to get into the park and $5 for non-county members. So please bring $5 just in case.

If you wish to put your new skills to the test on a river, I’ll be leading some river adventures this summer and fall (weather/water level permitting). 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), gear transport

You should bring: swimwear, towel, change of clothes, water, snacks, sunscreen, $5 park entry fee




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