Girls at Play



“You helped challenge us physically, mentally and emotionally and we are better paddlers because of it. Thank you so much for an amazing week!”Shanna and Aamie, WA

Community, Confidence, Skills, Power

Welcome to Girls at Play: Whitewater Kayaking for Women! We’ve been around for over 12 years now and our mission to build community and empower women in whitewater continues to grow strong. When women connect with each other on the water we grow in skill and confidence. That confidence inspires and motivates us on and off the water. At Girls at Play we create the safe, supportive space for confidence, strength and connection to thrive.

The Benefits of Whitewater Kayaking

Whether your new to whitewater kayaking or an avid enthusiast, the sport has something to offer you. susan-adriene-2113-1The benefits of whitewater kayaking include learning tools to face fears and challenges, to let go and go with the flow, to focus on where you want to go on the water and in life. Besides the impactful life lessons that whitewater kayaking offers, it’s also adventurous and exhilarating. No matter your skill level or intention moving forward, you will walk away from a whitewater kayaking class or event with Girls at Play feeling more confident, successful and connected. We’re in the business of lifting women up through whitewater kayaking classes, events and trips. Join us!

Girls at Play Classes and Events


Southeast Ladies Paddling Series

Intro to Whitewater Classes

Creek Week

Costa Rica


Private Instruction


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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