Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction

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Trip dates: Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers.
Practice wet exits and learn basic paddling 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. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 6 (eve) and June 8-9 (weekend). Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$40 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, and height & weight (for boat assignment) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Bryan Smith, 8 Hopkins Place, Westford, MA 01886. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. To make payments by credit card, go to
For questions about the class, please e-mail the leader.

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Berkshires
Trip state: 
Bryan Smith
Melanie Rausch
Trip location: 
Concord, MA & Charlemont, MA
Paddle, kayak, whitewater, introduction, water, paddling, boat, river, thrill, excitement,
Trip country: 
United States
Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


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Creation date: 
2019-04-19 23:53:29.0
Last updated: 
2019-05-13 18:36:00.193