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Total Kayaking Immersion 5-Day

Beginner | Ages 14 & up

Student (14+)

There is no better place to spend a week than on the river, enrolled in our comprehensive whitewater program.

Southern California Whitewater Kayaking Class

Five days allows complete immersion in the sport of whitewater kayaking. We guide you through a gradual progression with plenty of time to practice and master skills before moving on to new challenges every day. The personal growth from such an in-depth commitment to this sport lasts a lifetime. Graduates of this class develop the skills and judgment needed to practice on their own and become independent kayakers. Most will suffer a total addiction to kayaking!

Schedule & Duration

  • Five days; 6-7 hours per day
  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Class Arrival Time: 8:00 am.
  • Class Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30-45 minutes prior to the class departure time. This will allow sufficient time to check-in and change into wetsuits if needed or required. Our classes must leave on schedule. Don’t miss the boat!


  • Must be at least 14 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

  • Upon completion of this kayaking class, students receive a Certificate of Completion, plus a free kayak package rental and are eligible to rent a kayak in the future
  • Included: Paddling equipment, lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South
  • All 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
  • All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions

Reservation Policies

Please see our Reservation Policies Page for details on our cancellation, guest responsibility and liability, accompaniment, minimums, and water levels policies.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports

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


Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday


 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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