Beginner/Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking Weekend

Girls At Play 2 day Beginner/ Intermediate Kayak Courses are designed to help you take the next step in building your confidence on the water. We offer a fun and supportive environment that provides the space for you to grow and stretch your skills through curriculum that is deigned by and for women. We also keep our class sizes small so that students receive the individualized attention that is so important to building a strong foundation, both physically and mentally. Join us to experience the adventure, excitement and transformative power of whitewater kayaking!

Sample 2 Day Itinerary

Day 1

8:30 a.m. | Meet/Greet at French Broad Outfitters(FBO)

9:00 a.m. | Paddle strokes, wet exits and roll instruction at Fishtop on the Lower Green River

12:30 p.m. | Lunch on the beach: Enjoy a delicious and healthy organic lunch made locally

1:30 p.m. | Peel outs, eddy outs and ferries while running the Lower Green River

4:00 p.m. | Off the water, load boats and gear and head back to FBO

5:00 p.m. | On your own for dinner and rejuvenation for another awesome day on the river

Day 2

8:30 a.m. | Meet at FBO

8:45 a.m. | Load up cars & drive to the Tuckaseegee River

10:00 a.m. | Unload, drive shuttle & gear up. We then put on the river, starting the day with a review of strokes & skills in the flat pool at the put-in. Then head downstream, reviewing our skills and learning new ones.

1 p.m. | Lunch on the river: Another delicious and healthy locally made creation

3:30 p.m. | Off the river: Load up boats, pack up, and drive back to FBO

5:00 p.m. | Wrap it up and say goodbyes



$225 per person

Cost includes the unique Girls at Play whitewater experience with our amazing kayak instructors*, high quality gear and boats, tasty organic lunches and transport to and from the river. We base out of Asheville, NC. You are responsible for your own accommodations but we have recommendations and are happy to help you find camping, motels, hotels or bed and breakfasts to suit your budget and preference.

*Our kayak instructors are all certified American Canoe Association Whitewater Kayak Instructors, are certified in Swiftwater Rescue and are certified with a minimum of Wilderness First Aid.

2017 Dates

August 12-13

September 23-24th


Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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