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Potomac Paddlesports' whitewater kayaking day-camp for boys and girls ages 12-17 pairs your child up with our top professional whitewater instructors in a challenging environment that will boost their confidence and teach them to respect their natural surroundings and each other. In addition to learning whitewater safety and paddling skills, our "River Patrollers" learn outdoor leadership, digital photography and film editing. We also teach them to roll up their sleeves and get involved in river conservation. Patrollers get to blog their experiences to share with friends and family online. Whitewater training starts in calm water and progresses up to class II-III whitewater. Patrollers may choose to return for additional weeks to improve their skills with a discount of $100.


 

5-day Youth Whitewater Camp

Beginner kayakers should register for Level 1 to learn the importance of the fundamentals: equipment fit, rolling, strokes, and river maneuvers. Each day serves as a building block for the next with a strong emphasis on safety awareness. Daily workouts will develop skills quickly. Once "patrollers" show a moderate degree of proficiency and comfort, we'll be paddling in class II-III whitewater and learn to surf standing waves. Level 1 also teaches documentary skills with the use of video and still cameras. Each patroller will keep a logbook of their experiences and the group will post updates to their own internet blog.

$695 | Details...

Be Prepared!

Below are some products that we frequently recommend to our beginning whitewater students. Have a look, and if there's anything else you need to make sure you're ready for your sessions on the water, we've got a ton of gear over in our online store! Check it out!


Nose Bling
Noze Bling
$15.00



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Potomac Paddlesports' teen summer kayak camp is a day camp on the Potomac River near Washington DC that teaches essential kayak safety skills to children who want to learn how to roll a kayak and play in class II whitewater rapids close to home. This is one of the best outdoor adventure camps offered near Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia because kids actually learn to become whitewater kayakers in kayaking gear sized for kids and children. As an alternative to the best soccer camps in the DC metro area, our kayak summer camp also teaches the essential skills for kayaking plus outdoor leadership and leave not trace wilderness ethics. Kayaking is also presented as a fun and challenging sport where each child can participate at a level within their own comfort zone. Kid's who learn to kayak on the Potomac in our kayak summer camp also tend to improve their concentration and confidence. The number one thing kids' will learn about paddling is that kayaking is fun!