Whitewater Kayak Classes

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

  • Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.
  • Minimum Enrollment: 3
  • Private class can be arranged if the minimum is not met, additional fee applies.

 

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. A private class can be arranged for younger paddlers.

 

 


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

  • Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.
  • Minimum Enrollment: 3
  • Private class can be arranged if the minimum is not met, additional fee applies.

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. A private class can be arranged for younger paddlers.

 

 


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: $139.00

  • Includes kayak, kayaking equipment, and river permit.
  • Minimum Enrollment: 3
  • Private class can be arranged if the minimum is not met, additional fee applies.

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. A private class can be arranged for younger paddlers.

 

 


Custom/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: $395.00      2 Students: $275.00 - Per Person     3 Students: $225.00 - Per Person  

Typical Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 day)

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