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All Gender Whitewater Kayaking Clinic | Otter Bar, Forks of Salmon, California

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All Gender Whitewater Kayaking Clinic

Otter Bar, Forks of Salmon, California

The extraordinary coaches of Cali Collective combined with the rich tradition of Otter Bar Lodge creates a magical week long kayaking experience you won’t forget. The lodge at Otter Bar has been long renowned for its peaceful beauty nestled deep in the true north of California. With the Salmon and Klamath Rivers within reach, there are so many options for paddling this time of the spring.

This is a multi-level 6-day clinic with options for advanced beginner to advanced paddlers. The class is divided into groups based on each student’s skill and experience level to maximize your learning. The class begins each day with a hot breakfast then reunites at the lodge after a full day on the river for sauna, hot tubbing and a gourmet meal prepared by the famous local Otter Bar chef

Whitewater II/III – We work on ferrying with finesse, eddy catching, surfing and more in class II-II/III whitewater. 6 days in a row can help improve your skill and confidence exponentially. There are two beautiful ponds next to the lodge to work on rolling and perfecting stroke technique. A consistent roll in moving current is required for this group.

Whitewater III to III/IV – Instruction will focus on technique, making harder moves and catching challenging eddies, surfing, the boof and bomb-proofing your roll. We’ll explore scouting and advanced water-reading, making complex moves in rapids, working as a team and setting safety properly. A consistent combat roll (>80%) is required for this group.

This clinic begins on the evening of April 20 with dinner with the coaches at 6:00 pm and finishes around 4:00 pm on April 26.

Prerequisite: This is not a beginner whitewater kayaking clinic. Students must have prior experience in class II/III or higher to register with a consistent roll in moving current. A drysuit is essential and required for  If you are unsure of which clinic you should sign up for, please read through our Paddling Skill Level Self-Assessment.

  • All Gender Whitewater II-IV Kayaking Clinic | Forks of Salmon, CA | April 20-26, 2024 | 6 Days/6 Nights | $3199 USD

The cost of the clinic includes 6 days of professional instruction, 6 nights lodging, gourmet meals each day, hot tub and sauna. A non-refundable $600 deposit is due at time of booking. Please contact us if you need to rent any kayaking gear.

Students under 18 years of age please contact us BEFORE REGISTERING for prior approval. Please be sure to review our cancellation policy PRIOR to booking. We understand things happen, so we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance. Contact us for policy details and options.