Our whitewater kayak instruction programs are designed for everyone — from beginners who have never before sat in a boat to experienced kayakers who are ready to level up their paddling. Our expert instructors work with students beginning with paddling fundamentals and how to effectively maneuver a whitewater kayak to advanced skills and technique. There is also a focus on river safety and rescue, hydrodynamics, aka “reading the river” and how to make good decisions on the water. We offer whitewater kayak instruction in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Chile. Our multi-day clinics include professional instruction, camping and all the gear you’ll need to go kayaking. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
Unsure of which clinic to signup for? Check out our Paddling Skills Self-Assessment page. Have more questions? We can answer most of your frequently asked questions on our website or email us at [email protected] for more details.
Step-up your whitewater game in the whitewater paradise of White Salmon, Washington! In this 2-day intensive clinic, a team of your favorite Cali Collective and local instructors will help you.Learn More
With the Salmon and Klamath Rivers within reach, there are so many options for paddling this time of the spring.Learn More
The clinic will be held on the Wild Mile section of the Swan River. The coaches will go over strategy, technique and how to paddle fast and safe.Learn More
Welcome to THE classic big water run! The Lochsa in North Central Idaho is one of the best in the country and we are absolutely stoked to add it to our Whitewater Roadshow.Learn More
We are excited to return to Payette River for our Whitewater Roadshow. Located just 45 minutes from Boise, this river offers sections of whitewater for paddlers of all skills and experience levels.Learn More
Learn how to whitewater kayak or brush up your skills in this two-day clinic on the South Fork of the American River!Learn More
Take your kayaking to the next level on the South Fork American! For the on-water instruction, the class is divided into 2 groups – Whitewater II and II/III.Learn More
Are you paddling Class 3 or higher and are ready to improve your skills, confidence and style on the river? Then this is the class for you.Learn More
This beginner clinic on the South Fork American will introduce or reintroduce you to the joys of being a whitewater kayaker in a safe and supportive environment.Learn More
Join Cali Collective for this unique opportunity to work on your downriver play on our favorite backyard run, Chile Bar or the Gorge on the South Fork American!Learn More
By womxn for womxn! Take your kayaking to the next level with our extraordinary female coaching staff in our Whitewater I/II and II/III kayak clinic.Learn More