Whitewater Teen Camp

Overview

A fun-filled, five-day whitewater kayaking camp. Teens will learn basic boat maneuvers, rolling, surfing, and safety. Each day serves as a building block for the next with a strong emphasis on safety awareness, outdoor leadership, and conservation. Our instructors are mature, caring professionals who specialize in creating a safe, friendly environment for beginners. Skills learned during this camp will develop a solid foundation for whitewater kayaking, and include:

  1. Proper equipment fit
  2. Boat outfitting
  3. Comfort underwater
  4. Exiting the kayak
  5. Rolling the kayak
  6. Fundamental strokes and maneuvers
  7. Surfing and safety

Whitewater Teen Camp

Whitewater Teen Camp

Daily workouts will develop skills quickly. Once teen "Patrollers" show a moderate degree of proficiency and comfort, we'll be paddling in class II-III whitewater and learning 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. Camp runs from Monday through Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. All equipment is provided. Lunch should be brought in a waterproof drybag.

2019 Dates:

  • June 24 - 28
  • July 8 - 12
  • July 22 - 26

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, skirt and helmet.

Drop-off Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily

Duration : 5 days, 6 hours each day

Class Ratio : 5:1

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