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Beginner II: Next Steps in Kayaking Fundamentals

Season

June-August

Trip Length

2 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Age

12+

$339/Person

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LEARN TO KAYAK FROM THE EXPERTS

At Wildwater, we know that becoming a whitewater kayaker is more than just getting in a boat and paddling forward. Our two-day Beginner II Course is targeted at individuals that are interested in taking the next steps in their journey as whitewater kayakers. Join our certified instructors to gain more experience in Class II and master skills need to progress into Class III.

BEGINNER II: NEXT STEPS IN KAYAKING FUNDAMENTALS

If you are a newer or "beginner" kayaker with some experience and looking to step it up, our Beginner II course is for you! Aimed at exploiting all that Class II whitewater can offer, we will build confidence in our skills to prepare to tackle Class III.

You will walk away from this class with a solid foundation in basic and advanced strokes, learn strategies for scouting and navigating more technical rapids, and drills to work on that elusive roll. This course has a limited capacity as we want to keep the student/instructor ratio small to really focus on improvement in these two days here in the Wenatchee Valley (specific river/section TBD).

COURSES OFFERED IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY NEAR LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON

  • 2023 Dates TBD

No matter what kayak instruction course you take, we keep our student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure proper and individualized attention. If you are unsure which instruction course would best suit your skills, please contact Wildwater. These courses can be combined with private lessons to further develop your skills or cover specific topics.

WHY CHOOSE WILDWATER?

Kayaking is more than just a passion to us, it's our profession and way of life. Our instructors have spent years developing their skills while exploring rivers across the country and internationally. Each of our instructors value the importance of building a solid foundation of skills and providing fun and engaging courses to ensure positive first experiences. All of our whitewater kayak instruction courses are based on American Canoe Association (ACA) kayak curriculum and taught by our professional instructors with Sierra Rescue International River Rescue Certificaitons.

What to bring (Kayaking)

  • Swimsuit or swim trunks
  • Sunglasses (must have croakie attachment)
  • Extra layers for cold spring days (fleece, wool, or polypropylene - avoid cotton)
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch and/or snack
  • Instructor Gratuity

What we provide (Kayaking)

If you already have river gear, feel free to bring your own.

  • Kayak
  • Sprayskirt
  • Paddle
  • Semi-dry top
  • Helmet
  • PFD (personal floatation device)
  • Wetsuit and booties are provided upon request.

Have Questions?

View our FAQs or contact us. We would be happy to discuss any questions you have.

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