Whitewater Kayak Classes

2019 Opening Day

A Benefit for American Whitewater

California Canoe & Kayak once again teaming up with Jackson Kayak and American Whitewater to provide some topnotch river skill clinics. This is our 7th year offering four dynamic clinics:

2019 Opening Day

1. Coloma to Greenwood aka C-to-G

Need to add a back deck roll to your skill set?  Want to gain river running confidence?  Thought about trying some down river play?  Let this group of diverse instructors help make you a well rounded paddler.  C to G offers up some great play spots as well as great eddy lines and river running testing grounds.

2. River Safety and Group Management

Learn from two of the best in the business.  Get some great skills refreshers on your everyday paddling while also learning how to keep your paddling group safe.  Carson can help you understand the foundation of hard river rescue skills while, Hilde has managed countless groups down the Grand Canyon.  Those years of guiding experience can lend you effective ways to communicate and travel down river as a collective organized group. This clinic will be taught on Coloma to Greenwood.

3. 3D River Running

What’s all the hype these days about river runners that can get vertical?  Let Colin and Noah prove it to you with a great introduction.  We will make our way down Chili Bar squirting, splatting, kickfliping, and catching waves on the fly.  The antix is the most versatile boat out there, and is a great way to spice up a creek run, or simply approach an old favorite in a new way.

4. Creeking

Look to get your technical skills and mindset to evolve towards a focus on Creeking.  Creeking is when your river run gets steeper, more technical, and things come at you quicker.  Ever wonder how the best in the game make it look flawless? They plan ahead and practice with contingencies in mind.  Let Phil and Johnny help you incorporate this into your every day thought process with Chili Bar as the venue.

Coloma to Greenwood aka C-to-G River Safety and Group Management  3D River Running Creeking

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Whitewater Kayak 101 (Two Day)

Whitewater 101

Start exploring rivers the right way with professional instruction from California Canoe & Kayak. Reliable flows and great weather make the South Fork American River one of the best rivers to learn on in the world. This two-day class will cover balance and control of the kayak, self-rescue and safety fundamentals while learning to navigate rapids up to Class II. We emphasize safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition using sit-inside kayaks. This class typically covers the parts of the South Fork from Marshall Gold to Camp Lotus.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Lotus

Cost: $295.00

Minimum Enrollment: 3

Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 days)

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 16 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Private class can be scheduled for younger paddlers.

 

Note: Due to High Snow Pack and River Flow classes in April and May maybe postponed or reschedule. We will notify you accordingly. Thank you understanding.

 


Whitewater Skills Training

Guided Whitewater

This class is designed for people who have taken our 101 level class, but want more experience.  Paddle with an instructor from Coloma to Greenwood Creek so that you can increase your understanding of whitewater paddling, and this popular stretch of river.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to HLP or Greenwood

Cost: $129 

Minimum Enrollment: 3

Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 101.  Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 16 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private class can be scheduled for younger paddlers.

Note: Due to High Snow Pack and River Flow classes in April and May maybe postponed or reschedule. We will notify you accordingly. Thank you understanding.

 


Whitewater Kayak 201 (Two Day)

WW Kayak 201

This two day class is for those who want to take their whitewater skills to the next level.  The class expands upon the techniques learned in Whitewater 101, introducing jet ferrying, more dynamic eddy catching, and river running strategy.  The class utilizes a longer stretch of river with more dynamic rapids, covering the complete Coloma to Greenwood Creek run.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Greenwood Creek

Cost: $295.00

Minimum Enrollment: 3

Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 days)

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 101 or equivalent training and experience. A good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 16 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private class can be scheduled for younger paddlers.

 

Note: Due to High Snow Pack and River Flow classes in April and May maybe postponed or reschedule. We will notify you accordingly. Thank you understanding.

 


Whitewater Kayak 301 (Two Day)

WW Kayak 301

This class expands takes skills learned in the 201 class to the next level, with more challenging waters as you take on the Gorge run.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Salmon Falls

Cost: $295.00

Minimum Enrollment: 3

Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Two Days)

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 201 or equivalent training and experience, plus a solid roll. Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 16 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private class can be scheduled for younger paddlers.

 

Note: Due to High Snow Pack and River Flow classes in April and May maybe postponed or reschedule. We will notify you accordingly. Thank you understanding.

 


Custom Class/Private Whitewater Instruction

Tailored to fit your learning style and pace -- and your personal schedule -- Private Instruction allows you to get exactly what you want out of a class. You can also request your favorite instructor time and time again!

Cost: Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

1 Student: $349      2 Students: $249 - Per Person     3 Students: $199 - Per Person  

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required for a private class; however, good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Please call 510-893-7833 ext. 1004 or email: classes@calkayak.com to set up your custom class.

Whitewater Kayak Classes