WHITEWATER KAYAKING COURSE 2 Parts: Delaware RIver: Staircase Rapids to Sparrow Bush wave trains, High Point State Park, Montague, NJ 41.3085699, -74.6806115, NJ
Coordinator info: Loretta Brady
lorettajbrady @ hotmail.com
PART 1: STROKES, MANEUVERS & RIVER RUNNING
PART 2: SWIFT WATER SAFETY & RIVER READING & RUNNING
PART 1 EVENT:
DAY 1, Friday afternoon 6/16: Get fitted for your boat. Learn to safely car-top your boat. Attendance is mandatory, yes, especially if car-pooling.
DAY 2: Lake instruction offers practice & games with feedback.
i.e. stroke combos & maneuvers for eddy catching
DAY 3: Run a river, with our demos, practice, & feedback.
i.e. ferrying & wave fun
PART 2 EVENT:
Grow more confident by learning essential swift water safety, especially self rescue.
Hone your skills to read and run rivers.
DATES: June 24-25 at Deerfieldest, Deerfield, MA. camping with KCCNY at Savoy State park.
(You may choose a more local river in July, date TBD based upon participant needs/skills.
i.e. Lackawaxan River, Lehigh River, Lower Esopus Creek, etc.)
Participants arrange car-pooling on their own. No eager paddler has been left behind for want of a car. Folks without a car have always found carpool solutions with other students. However, it is your responsibility to proactively seek & arrange this among your classmates.
We will work with you to ensure you have adequate paddling wear.
Along with your classmates, you’ll make new friends among the whitewater canoe students who will share our campfire & Happy Hours with us. We all quickly bond in friendship as you are embraced by the warm, witty, & fascinating paddling community.
Your CKC instructors include ACA certified and fully experienced teachers and coaches. Jordan Yaruss, a Class 4 boater awarded advanced ICW certification, is your head instructor. The average teacher-student ratio is 1 instructor per 4 or 5 students.
Each individual registers separately, please, for each of the two “PARTs” events.
CLASS FILLS FAST!
Due to the complex planning, we CANNOT refund fees if you CANCEL AFTER JUNE 2, 2023.
Similarly, there is no discount granted if you attend only one event or “PART.”
Please, register individually IF YOU TRULY DESIRE TO ATTEND this extraordinary two-part experience.
All participants, including KCCNY, must please register on AMC website and sign their waiver.
Cost* for both weekends $175 for KCCNY members. Equipment borrowed from AMC additional.(KCCNY does have equipment available but you’ll need to make arrangements to get it seperately).