Kayak Classes

Kayak Quick StartFor all instruction, we provide a kayak, paddles, PFDs (personal floatation devices), shuttle service and at least one experienced instructor. Advance registration is required for all classes.

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Quick Start for Kayak

Designed for the total beginner who doesn’t have time for more in-depth instruction, the “Quick Start” course offers a 3 hour, intense introduction to kayaking. The course emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition, and follows American Canoe Association guidelines. Specific topics include personal preparation for the trip, safety and rescue, proper equipment, getting started and maneuvers. A review at the end of the course will help to insure learning.

Fee: $60 per person.

Next dates:
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Introduction to Recreational Kayaking

Paddling technique, safety and enjoyment are emphasized in this 8 hour introduction to recreational kayaking. Instruction is designed to give participants a solid foundation in recreational kayaking — beginning with choosing the correct equipment and moving to proper weld, entry and launch techniques; balance; bracing; strokes; safety; self-rescue techniques; assisted rescue techniques; and trip planning. There is plenty of time to observe birds and wildlife while practicing various techniques. We will break in the middle for lunch so bring a bag lunch with you.

Fee: $120 per person.

Next dates:
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Basic River Safety

Our full-day basic river safety course is geared towards individuals looking to gain confidence for their next river adventure. This course consists of a short classroom session followed by both on-land and on-water activities.  Topics cover from what to wear, essential gear to carry and an introduction to basic river rescue.  At least half of the course is devoted to skill acquisition and practice in a controlled environment.

Fee: $100 per person.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking

This weekend introductory course in the basics of whitewater kayaking stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to provide both an understanding of the pricipals of kayaking in class II whitewater and an opportunity to develop skill through practice.

Class the first day includes an overview of general safety practices, rescue gear and a paddler’s responsibilities. Time will be spent learning basic strokes, whitewater maneuvers (e.g., upstream and downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel-outs) and river reading.

Class the second day is a full-day paddle trip where river running topics are discussed and practiced. Topics include running the shuttle, lead & sweep boats, scouting rapids, water levels and river features like strainers, rooster tails, holes, pillows, downriver & upriver V’s and waves. Executing ferries and peel-outs and conducting eddy turns are practiced throughout the day.

Fee: $165 per person.  A boat, PFD, paddle, spray skirt, wetsuit and helmet are provided.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Kayak Roll Classes & Practice

Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company is excited to offer Kayak Roll Instruction by appointment throughout the year.

Sessions take place on a local waterway, or at the Burlington Maynard Aquatic Center during the colder months.

Four 1.5 hour sessions are recommended to complete the skill sets.

Whitewater kayaks, or Touring Kayaks.  Gear can be provided if available, Guests are welcome to use their own gear for the classes as well.

30$ per session.  Sessions are based upon availability and commonly take place in the evening hours After 5pm.

Call in for more information or to set a reservation!

 

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking

This 8-hour introductory course includes the basics of sea kayking, stressing technique, safety and enjoyment — while providing ample opportunity to develop skill through practice. You will learn about equipment, strokes, proper weld, entry, exits, balance, bracing, strokes, safety and rescue techniques.

Fee: $120.00 per person.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Private Kayak Instruction

We offer one-on-one instruction for individuals looking to acquire kayaking skills in a private setting.  From beginner recreational kayaking to advanced whitewater kayaking, instruction will be tailored to the individual.  The instructor will emphasize water safety and correct paddling technique.

Fee: $60 per person for 1.5 hours of private instruction.