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All Gender Whitewater Kayaking Clinic I | South Fork American River, California

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Curious beginners are welcomed!

Learn how to whitewater kayak or brush up your skills in this two-day clinic on the South Fork of the American River! We’ll work on fundamental skills at a pace that works for you or help you take your skills to the next level to boost your summer fun.

Each day will be spent learning paddling skills on the water and the evening with chill time at camp. We will cover river equipment, paddling skills, basic river hydrology, safety and so much more! In the morning, we’ll hit the water for more instruction!

Introduction to Whitewater – We’ll cover balance and control of the kayak, self-rescue and safety fundamentals while learning to navigate rapids up to Class 2. We progress at a safe pace to ensure you have a great time learning on the river and want to come back for more!

Beginning Whitewater – You’ll be re-acquainted with being in a river kayak. We’ll go over the basics, including the essential paddle strokes needed to effectively maneuver your kayak, basic hydrology and reading the water. Progressing up to Class 2 rapids, we’ll give you the tools to have fun and feel excited about being back on the water!

If you are unsure of which clinic you should sign up for, please read through our Paddling Skill Level Self-Assessment

The cost of the clinic includes instruction and all the gear you’ll need – kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), sprayskirt helmet, wetsuit and paddle jacket. This gear will be there ready for you when you check in to this clinic. Camping at our site on the river available. 

  • All Gender Whitewater Kayaking Clinic I | South Fork American River | 2 Days | $389 USD
  • July 13-14
  • August 10-11
  • August 24-25
  • September 7-8
Want to maximize your learning? Make it a 3-day clinic! Simply choose the option to add the 3rd day during the registration process.
  • All Gender Whitewater Kayaking Clinic I | South Fork American River | 3 Days | $579 USD
  • July 13-15
  • August 10-12
  • August 24-26
  • September 7-9

All Prices are per person and subject to an 8% Government Use and Service Fee. Students under 18 years of age please contact us BEFORE REGISTERING for prior approval. Tent and camping gear rental available. Please review our cancellation policy PRIOR to booking. We understand things happen, so we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance. Contact us at for policy details and options.