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A weekend of whitewater instruction for flatwater and quickwater paddlers. Register to learn tandem canoe, solo canoe, or solo kayak. The school will be held in Henniker, NH and on a nearby river.
During this course, you'll learn the basic skills of river reading and maneuvering through whitewater, as well as some basic safety and rescue procedures. Topics covered will include the understanding of various water conditions and rescue techniques. We'll review and help you improve your basic paddling strokes, as well as how to perform a forward- and back-ferry, eddy out, peel out, and so on.
You'll work with several instructors as they get to know you and you get to know them. Each will bring their perspective and experience into the learning environment. The instructors are passionate about whitewater paddling and are eager to show you how to thoroughly enjoy this active outdoor sport. They are very supportive and will guide you through the exercises so that you feel comfortable at all times and learn that whitewater presents many opportunities for fun, rather than being viewed as an obstacle.
The objective is for you to become comfortable in whitewater while learning the techniques of whitewater paddling. We also hope you will build new friendships and feel the sense of camaraderie of our paddling community.
The course consists of sessions on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. The NHAMC Paddlers offer additional river trips each weekend throughout the paddling season. Join us, and continue to improve your whitewater skills!
The school fee includes all instruction, all river equipment, and Saturday's dinner. Students need only to bring personal gear. Wetsuits and helmets are required.