This is a physically intense, and intensely fun, course for people who believe that kayaking will be better if they get better, and, are willing to work very hard to get better. This course, together with your serious effort, will result in a quantum leap in your kayaking ability making you a more confident (but exhausted) Class III paddler. You must be in at least your second season of kayaking, with at least 8 days of paddling last year, and at least 6 days of paddling this year, and, you must have several days of Class III experience.
Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear.
River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in the 2012. Join us for two days of hard work emphasizing rolling in turbulent river situations. It's going to be fun, but we're going to spend lots of time upside down. Why? Because as your paddling progresses to more difficult levels you really should be able to roll up 99% of the time in class III or IV water. So... if you NEVER miss a roll in the pool/pond, but OCCASIONALLY swim in real river situations, then this class is for you.
This one day advanced novice/aspiring intermediate development course is designed to help you improve your fundamental kayaking skills in order to increase proficiency on Class II water and prepare you to move up to Class III rivers. The course will revisit and build on the technical aspects of boat maneuvering, paddle strokes, river reading, and the basics of scouting. This class will be physically demanding, repetitive, and fun with a focus on improving students' basic paddling skills and applying them in more challenging water.
Enjoy excellent AMC cabin and tidewater paddling on Maine's coastal waters. Dinner and two breakfasts and a happy hour included. This is always the best kayak trip of the year. Limited to 16. Register by June 25. PFDs required.
Join us for Fall Gathering at Sargent Center, a Nature's Classroom full service camp in Hancock, near Peterborough, in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Meet new people and re-connect with old friends. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow AMC members! Go hiking, walking, bicycling, paddling, rock climbing, exploring, and more, during Fall foliage season. Participate in a gear swap and sale, attend meetings Saturday and Sunday, or relax outdoors. Children are welcome at Fall Gathering, and family oriented activities will be offered.
Class II Whitewater Paddling Trip on the Farminton River, T-ville section.
We will run Zoar Gap repeatedly, catching every eddy, trying every ferry line.
Quiet paddle on this beautiful harbor for kayaks ONLY. 10:00 AM start. Bring PFD, water, lunch, and sunscreen. The reward will be a stop at Black Pearl for libation/snacks when we finish.
Class III Whitewater paddling trip on the Megalloway River.