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Youth Kayaking 101/201

Beginner/Intermediate | Ages 11-16

Student (11-16)
$300

This is a special kayaking 101/201 two-day class structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers.

Teen Whitewater Kayaking Class

This is a special two-day class just for teenagers. The classes are structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers. We still teach the same basic paddling skills as in our regular two-day 101 classes or two-day 201 class. Let us help introduce the excitement of kayaking at an impressionable age. The first day is spent on the lake with an introduction to essential boating skills such as the wet-exit, self-rescue, partner-assisted rolls, and efficient stroke technique. We spend the afternoon on the lake developing more of the steering and balancing skills needed to do river maneuvers such as peel-outs, ferries, and eddy turns. These and other techniques are required to become a safe, efficient whitewater kayaker. The second day we will progress to the river to practice our new techniques on moving water. In the 201 class, We still teach the same more advanced paddling skills as in our regular two-day 201 classes. Let us help encourage the excitement of kayaking at an impressionable age. The majority of the 201 class is spent on the river, with an initial morning refresher on the lake. On the river, we start by refining basic paddle strokes, eddy turns, and ferry angles. Next, we introduce advanced strokes, surfing, and more challenging eddy turns & peel-outs, and whitewater navigation skills. Classes start at 8:30 am sharp and are usually over by 4:00 pm. Included is paddling equipment, lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South.


Schedule & Duration

  • Two days; 6-7 hours per day
  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Class Arrival Time: 8:00 am.
  • Class Departure Time: 8:30 am.
  • 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!

 Requirements

  • Must be between 11 and 16 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

  • Included is paddling equipment, lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South
  • Upon completion of this kayaking class for teens, students receive a Certificate of Completion
  • 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 on
  • 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
760-376-3745

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:

Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday

Reservations:

 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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