Our Whitewater Kayaking Lessons Package gives you access to our high-quality instruction, a great community of peers, and a lifetime of coaching to master whitewater kayaking at your own pace--with lots of time to practice between classes--and free kayak & gear rentals--all for less than the price of a kayak! Our progression is methodical and has evolved from thousands of hours of teaching beginners to appreciate how proper technique makes whitewater more fun. Check out the great benefits that you get when you sign up today:
Each of our four courses is a building block for the next. Go as fast or as slow as your want over a three-year period, during which time you can practice at our coached practices. (Our software lets you customize your own schedule online.) Our friendly, non-intimidating approach has helped make us the top whitewater program of choice for beginners in the region. Watch the video and read all of the individual course descriptions below.
Test your new whitewater skills and learn responsible group management, as you spend four hours running and playing in the class II-III Mather Gorge section of the Potomac. We'll climb up to the top of the gorge, view and name the major rapids, learn river communication skills and discuss strategy. You'll begin to understand how to read water and pick good lines through a rapid. Each wide-eyed student will take turns paddling from point to point under the watchful eye of an instructor shadowing your every move. It's an experience you will never forget. Be ready! (Pick from multiple dates offered to attend one lesson.)
2023 Dates (Choose one)
Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, skirt and helmet.
Important : Students must be on time at the correct location and fully prepared to participate.
Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD
Time : 7:00 AM or 12:00 PM
Duration : 4 hours
Class Ratio : 3:1
*Completion of the WW 104 course marks your "graduation" from the program and the conclusion of equipment rental and use benefits - but you can still come to coached weeknight practices indefinitely with your own kayak and gear! May and November dates weather dependent.