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Two 3-Day Whitewater Kayaking Instructional Intensives taught by veteran US Team Athletes and Coaches for Intermediate to Advanced Boaters.

Tom Long- Former US Development Coach
Tren Long- Current USA Team Member 
Chad Long- Past USA Team Member
Kenneth Long- Past USA Team Member
Anne Long- Past USA Team Member
Bob Campbell- Former Olympic Team Coach
Joe Jacobi - USA Olympic Gold Medalist

(Visit: Gold Medal Connections for more information about the program and coaching staff)
Two Three-Day Camps:
Camp #1 ~ April 6-8, 2018 (3-day)
Camp #2 ~ April 9-11, 2018 (3-day)
Both camps this year continue to offer focused sessions dedicated to improving paddling technique. Slalom-specific boaters are encouraged to attend the April 6-8 camp, while both camps will explore slalom technique.

Reservations & Registration:  800-457-2082 or 760-376-3745
GMC reserves the right to cancel any session if water levels adversely impact instruction (refunds would be given in such cases).

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Join us for our 22nd season of discovering California's remarkable Kern River Valley. These unique 3-day programs offer progressive whitewater instruction to paddlers of all skill levels, ages 15 and up. It’s your opportunity to work with Olympic-level instructors in one of the finest whitewater venues in America.

Through these customized camps, the coaches use their whitewater slalom backgrounds, technical insights and philosophies to introduce a repertoire of fundamental, precision skills designed to help boaters better their performance in any and all forms of paddling.

Each camp includes two on-water sessions daily. Video analysis and off-water presentations are also included in the program. The teaching sites provide a full range of options, from calm moving water ideal for isolating technique, to invigorating whitewater rapids with standing waves and deep eddies.  These combinations allow for a world-class whitewater learning experience, whether you have been paddling one year or many.

Along with their technical observations, the coaches offer a fun-filled approach to learning, They outline many concepts used in top-level competition, while keeping them in familiar, river running contexts. Group sizes are small enough so attention can be given to each individual’s progress.

Participants should have some previous (novice level) paddling experience and be comfortable on easy (class II) moving water. A solid river roll, while encouraged, is NOT a requirement for these camps.

If you have specific questions about the camp, please write to:

Location: Kern River sites in and around Kernville, California. The Camps will be hosted by and based at the Kern Lodge.

Dates: April 6-8 & April 9-11, 2018

Cost: (includes all instruction and presentations, three lunches and two dinners)
$600.00* each 3-day Camp if paid in full by March 15, 2018.**

*$575 registration plus a $25 per participant Government Land Use Fee.
** $50 late registration fee added to all reservations made after 3/15/18

Registration is $650 after March 15th - Register early and Save!
No refunds after 3/15/18.

Lodging: Discount lodging is available for Camp participants if booked before March 15th. Check the Kern Lodge website, or for more details and reservations phone 800-924-8817 or (760) 376-2223.

Kayak Rentals & Paddling Gear: Sierra South always has great specials on gear so stop in to check them out while you are here for the Gold Medal Camp. Try out the latest Kayak models. Call 1-800-376-7303 for more information.

Reservations & Registration:
Through Sierra South Paddle Sports ~ phone: 800-457-2082 or 760-376-3745 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
($100 non-refundable deposit required - no refunds after 3/15/18)

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Space is limited, please make your reservations early.


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