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WHAT MAKES OUR YOUTH TRAINING DIFFERENT • WE CARE ABOUT KIDS

CARING TEACHERS WHO ARE FUN

Our instructors are informative, thorough, organized and fun. Dedicated to helping students learn, patient and kind, our instructors are effective leaders who make our river classrooms ideal places for children to learn. We work hard to help students feel at-ease so they learn and apply paddling techniques, watercraft maneuvers, river navigation and more with confidence and skill. Our river classrooms are a safe way for your children to gain valuable inflatable river boating knowledge and skills.

CLASSES & TRAINING TAILORED TO KIDS

Students receive custom kid-approved instruction, classroom materials and group learning. Children learn best through fun and play, so we make classes and camps SUPER AWESOME! Students have time to demonstrate and practice skills through fun games, drills and contests with dedicated trainers overseeing their technique. Skill classes are structured with specific outcomes, however they are flexible to fit students' individual goals, knowledge and abilities.

EVERYONE GETS ATTENTION • SMALL CLASSES

Class sizes are small so all students have time to practice and demonstrate skills at their pace. Our instructors are patient and allow students who need the time, to overcome fears or apprehensions and gain confidence. Classes are arranged to keep students engaged and interested by working with them in teams of two who have similar skills and abilities and by training them one-on-one. Each student receives focused attention allowing for highly-effective training and safety.

INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON, FUN CLASSES LEAD BY ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHERS •

YOUTH RAFTING & KAYAKING CLASS AGENDA

Duration: 4 hours. With Classroom, One Trip on River and Shuttle.

Age Requirements: 12 Years TO 17 Years

Discussion Topics & Class Overview:

•  Inflatable River Rafts, Inflatable River Kayaks (differences from other watercraft.)

•  Paddle varieties and materials, essential river equipment and safety gear.

•  Communication. Verbal and Hand-Signals.

•  International Scale of River Difficulty.

•  Safety and First Aid.

•  Basic Scouting, Water Flow/Current Features and Other River Features.

•  River Rescue.

•  Demonstration and Application of Raft and Kayak Paddle Strokes, Capsizing, Wet Exits, Re-Entering Watercraft, Self-Rescue, Rescuing Others, River Exits, Portaging, Raft and Kayak Handling Skills, Raft and Kayak Maneuvers.

•  Overview of Emergency Plans with Examples.