Introduction to Whitewater RIver Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Dates: September 21 & 28; River Dates: October 4 & 5

This course focuses on developing paddling skills to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hardshell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progression. Additional activities may include a river safety section that involves the use of basic river safety equipment specifically adapted for kayaking situations.

Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students • $210 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, kayaks, river gear, trans- portation, camping and permit fees
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • September 17 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • September 16


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