Course Overview

The Essentials of River Kayaking course is designed to teach beginner paddlers to safely and enjoyably kayak on gentle rivers.

PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, clothing suitable for paddling, protective footwear, boat, paddle.

NOTE: The CCA does not provide boating gear.  Participants need to acquire gear and properly outfit prior to the class.

This is typically a one day class to be taught on rivers up to class I rapids.

ACA Official Curriculum: Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking

Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics

The Paddling Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Preparation

River Reading
Safety & Rescue
Getting Started
 
Maneuvers
 
Equipment  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Strokes Conclusion & Wrap Up

Rescues