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LGBTQ+ Whitewater Weekend

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LGBTQ+ Whitewater Weekend | South Fork American River, Lotus, CA

Let’s celebrate diversity on the river and welcome the many colors of the LGBTQ+ spectrum to the South Fork American!

This is a multi-level kayak clinic, geared for the LGBTQ+ Community who are brand new to whitewater, as well as beginner and advanced beginner paddlers.

Each day will be spent learning paddling skills on the water and at camp in the evening you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your new river friends! During the clinic, we will cover river equipment, paddling skills, basic river hydrology (AKA how to read the water), safety and so much more!

Introduction to Whitewater – This kayaking clinic on the South Fork American will introduce you to the joys of being a whitewater kayaker in a safe and supportive environment. 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!

Advanced Beginner Whitewater – We’ll focus on catching eddies, making ferries with finesse, the brace, roll and making good decisions on the river. The goal is to make you a self-sufficient paddler ready to explore the river with friends at the same level.

The cost of the clinic includes 2 days of 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 which you can reserve during the registration process.

LGBTQ+ Whitewater Weekend | South Fork American River, Lotus, CA | August 17-18, 2024 | $389 USD


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. Email us for pricing and details.

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.

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