Join us for our 21st 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Kern River sites in and around Kernville, California. The Camps will be hosted by and based at the Kern Lodge.
Dates: March 31-April 2 & April 4-6, 2017
Cost: (includes all instruction
and presentations, three lunches and two dinners)
*$575 registration plus a $25 per participant Government Land Use Fee.
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.