Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Classes

Beginner Clinic 20160612_131513

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“My 2 day whitewater paddling class gave me the confidence to explore the streams I work to protect from a new perspective. The technical skills were well taught with a light touch and the empowering support was authentic.” – Erin, NC

“This was my first experience whitewater kayaking, and I loved it! It was such a pleasure spending four days learning new skills and experiencing new thrills in the company of adventurous women. I felt safe and confident as a beginner on the water, knowing that with Girls At Play I was in good hands.” – Jen, MD

Girls at Play intro to whitewater classes are known for being supportive, fun and confidence building.  Women come to us to experience something they don’t find in other whitewater programs: An environment designed for women by women that helps you face challenges and excel beyond your what you imagine is possible.  Join us to experience the adventure, excitement and transformative power of whitewater kayaking!

No previous experience necessary.

Sample 3-day Itinerary with Yoga

DAY 1
8:30 a.m. | Meet/Greet at French Broad Outfitters(FBO)
9 a.m. |Get outfitted in boats and whitewater kayaking gear
9:30 a.m. | Intro on flatwater: Drive 5 mi to Woodfin Park on the French Broad River for your intro to all of the gear, skills & safety
12:30 p.m. | Lunch in the park: Enjoy a delicious and healthy organic lunch made locally
1:30 p.m. | Intro to moving water: Drive a few miles downstream to the Ledges Park on the French Broad River to run a beautiful section of Class I-II whitewater
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
8:00 a.m. | Yoga at FBO
9:00 a.m. | Load up cars & drive to the Lower Green River (35 miles) or Tuckaseegee River (48 miles)
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. | On your own for dinner and sweet dreams

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DAY 3
8:00 a.m. | Yoga at FBO
9:00 a.m. | Load up cars & drive to the Lower Green River (35 miles) or Tuckaseegee River (48 miles)
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

**Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to factors such as weather, water levels and safety of the group.

Cost
$475 per personBeginner Clinic2
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
May 5 – 7
June 16 -18
July 21 – 23
August 11 – 13
September 22 – 24

TO BOOK or INQUIRE
Call 828.333.4482
Email [email protected] or message us
CLICK HERE to sign up online!

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel within 14 days of the class your deposit/payment is non-refundable. At that time credit for a future or different program may be offered.

 

 

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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