Beginner Kayaking Course

Highlights

  • All-inclusive experience
  • Learn the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking
  • Learn to navigate and read the river
  • Explore one of the last free-flowing rivers in the lower 48
  • Abundant wildlife and stunning scenery
  • Camp in our unique “glamping” style canvas wall tents
  • Enjoy healthy local and organic meals

Overview

This course will focus on the fundamentals of whitewater; properly fitting your boat, catching eddies, paddling strokes, river safety, wet exiting, rolling techniques, how to “read” the river, etc. With flows that rival the Colorado River, the Salmon offers some of the best whitewater in the country for honing your skills. We have access to 45 miles of various Class I-III whitewater. The friendly characteristic rapids of the Salmon, which typically finish in a deep pool of water, allow a safe place to pull it together before the next rapid. In the evenings, we will review performance by looking at videos from the day. 

Surrounded by the Salmon Challis National Forest on 3 sides, our 23-acre hidden paradise sits directly on the banks of the Salmon River. All of our students will stay in canvas wall tents with cots. The recently remodeled Bath and Shower House is nearby. All meals will be prepared by a professional chef and we source as much local and organic food as possible. We do have a Trading Post where students can purchase needed items in case they lose or forget something. *Please be sure to let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1

9 AM – 10AM Check in

10AM – Introductions, gear check and fit

11AM – Safety and float check

12 PM Lunch at the Eddy

1 PM – 5 PM On river training

6 PM Dinner at the Eddy

7 PM Video Analysis

9 PM Campfire

10 PM Lights out

Day 2

8 AM Breakfast at The Eddy

9 AM – 12 PM On river training

12 PM Lunch at the Eddy or on the river

1 PM – 5 PM On river training

6 PM Dinner at the Eddy

7 PM Video Analysis

9 PM Campfire

10 PM Lights out

Day 3

8 AM Breakfast at The Eddy

9 AM – 12 PM On river training

12 PM Lunch at the Eddy or on the river

1 PM – 4 PM On river training

4 PM Debrief, pack up and shuttle gear

5 PM Depart

Quick Info

  • River Rating: Class I-III
  • Minimum Age: 16 (must be accompanied by adult)
  • Length: 3 days/2 nights
  • Max group size: 10
  • Dates:
    • June 13 – 15
    • July 1 – 3
    • July 4 – 6
    • July 15 – 17
  • Includes:
    • Camping
    • Healthy meals
    • River equipment
  • From: $695

Rapids of the Salmon River