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Southeast Whitewater Kayaking

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Trip Dates: June 15-22, 2020

Learn to whitewater kayak and explore the beauty of North Carolina! This 8-day trip will travel south to explore the world-class rivers around Asheville like the French Broad, Tuckaseegee, and Green Rivers. The small group of 8 participants and 2 instructors will travel and camp at campgrounds for the duration of the trip, taking day adventures to develop new whitewater kayaking skills and explore the beautiful and pristine rivers in the area. Receive instruction from experienced Adventure WV instructors and local guides. All transportation, equipment, food, and camping equipment will be provided with the cost of the trip. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, immerse yourself in an exciting and challenging adventure, and develop comfort with the skills!

*Participants will additionally be required to attend one pre-trip session on Sunday, April 26th from 8-10pm at the SRC Pool*

Trip Cost:

The cost is still TBD and is estimated between $500-550. An exact price will be determined before registration starts; cost will include all transportation, instruction, camping equipment, food, and fun! A $95 non-refundable registration fee will be due at the time of registration. Cancellations made sooner than April 17th.

Registration:

Opens Monday, January 13, 2020

Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Monday, January 13. You must register in-person at the Outdoor Recreation Center to claim a spot on this trip. A $95 non-refundable registration fee will be due at the time of registration.

Prerequisites

  • Participants should be capable swimmers and comfortable around water. To see more of the essential eligibility criteria required to participate in a whitewater activity with Adventure WV, see our Essential Eligibility Criteria page and scroll to the bottom for “whitewater rafting activities”.
  • Other than being excited about water-based activities and traveling and camping around the Southeast, there are no specific skills required as a prerequisite for this trip. It is recommended that participants have some paddling experience (kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc.) at least on flatwater (lakes, etc.), but it is not required.
  • It is highly recommended that you attend at least one of our Thursday evening Kayak Roll Sessions before committing to this trip (see below for more info). Kayak roll sessions are free for students and involve instruction on a first-come, first-served basis. *You do not need to have a competent whitewater kayak roll before attending this trip*.

Roll Sessions

We encourage interested participants to attend one of our Kayak Roll Sessions held at the Student Rec Center pool. These sessions run Thursday evenings 8:30-10:30pm, are free for students, and free instruction is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a great way to try out whitewater kayaking skills and ask questions of the session instructors. Learn more here.

Questions? Want to learn more? Not sure if this trip is right for you?

Contact Tricia Chan at patricia.chan@mail.wvu.edu for more information, or stop by her office in the SRC (C100E in the “adventure cube” on the Evansdale Crossing side of the building).

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