Here’s how it works. Once you’ve signed up we’ll set up your membership and coupon code to sign up for 3 pool sessions of your choice.
Most folks will be able to roll and control their boat fairly well after 3 sessions but no guarantees. Rolling comes easier to some than others. Previous paddling experience, a love of paddling and comfort under water will greatly increase your chances of success. Athleticism doesn’t hurt, but isn’t necessary.
If needed, we’ve got loaners of everything you need to get started including boat, skirt, helmet and pfd.
If needed we’ll even transport the equipment to the pool for you* and could even give you a ride to and from the nearest NJ transit train stations*.
With an ok roll you’ll be ready to hit some of our nearby rivers come warmer weather and water such as the harder sections of the Delaware (always flowing), the Lehigh (every other summer weekend), the Mongaup near Port Jervis, NY (at least 1 day every other weekend) all of which offer scheduled releases during the warmer months and provide good, safe, beautiful fun places to learn. Typically we have 20-40 trips on these rivers during the summer.
And, if you want, we’ll pair you with an experienced paddler who will be glad to help you navigate the world of whitewater paddling from where and what to buy for yourself to where to paddle and with whom.
Family/household memberships can be added on after this membership is validated.
*But should say whitewater paddling pretty much requires access to a car, a friend with a car or some real ingenuity. Not that we aren’t willing to help.
**You do need to supply your own bathing suit.