Never Too Old… 101

Beginner | Ages 30 & up

Student (Age 30+)

This kayak class is taught at a more laid-back pace than the regular Kayak 101 class, and is great for adults wanting to learn the basics.

Easygoing Whitewater Kayaking 101 Class

If you have the enthusiasm but it’s been a while since you worked out the cobwebs, this is the class for you. These classes are taught at a more laid-back pace than a regular whitewater kayaking 101 class, and students learn the basic skills necessary to whitewater kayak successfully. Kayaking calls on muscles to move in new and different ways, and tends to push your flexibility.

Schedule & Duration

  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Classes start at 8:30 a.m. sharp and are usually over by 4 p.m.
    • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your class
  • Two days (six to seven hours per day)


  • Must be at least 30 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 and 275 lbs.
  • Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!

Additional Information

  • Paddling equipment, lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South are included
  • All kayaking 101 classes require a minimum number of guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your class to go on
  • All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions
  • Some discounts may apply. Please ask!

Responsibility & Liability

All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.

Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238

Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.

Hours of Operation

Store: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri