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:
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.
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
Whitewater Teen Camp
"First off, your program still is incredible and I'm just amazed at the quality instructors you keep finding--well done! I attended a skills session both last week and this week and had the pleasure of having Jack help us all out. It was a thrill to get onto some moving water for the first time and I finally nailed down my roll the way it's supposed to be done (prior to yesterday I was rolling but incorrectly)."
Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.