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Zero To Hero

Itinerary: An intensive kayaking program with 33 hours of instruction throughout a one-month period. River School will take you from never being in a kayak before to running your first river! 

Locations: We utilize multiple sections of the Potomac River to give you the best experience possible.

    • Ages 14 – adults
    • All kayaking gear provided
    • $950 per person
    • 2021 Classes start May 8, June 5, July 3, Aug 5, Sep 4

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The BEST way to learn to kayak! This all-in-one-month program provides you with everything you need to take you from Zero to Hero! You will gain a solid foundation of paddling skills, safety training, and experience with river running. There is no other program like it.

  • All 6 beginner classes,
  • 3 rolling classes
  • Access to our Tuesday night practice sessions all season long!

Guarantee- Have you finished the Zero to Hero but don’t quite have those roll steps down solid? or do you need more practice on leans and peel outs? Any former beginner student may attend classes after the end of a month’s program until he/she is satisfied to have mastered the skills covered in that course until the end of the season. Please do let the office know you plan to attend, you must be sure there is space in the class.

Discount- By a set of gear during or after completing the Zero to Hero and receive 25% off  the Intermediate Package! Check in with the office for a promo code.

Sample Schedule:
Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Sunday
9-11 am

Level 1 Intro

12-3 pm

Level 2 Foundations

Riley’s Lock

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Open Practice

Lock 6

6 – 8 pm

Rolling on the River

Lock 6

9 am – 1 pm

Level 3: Maneuvers

Anglers

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Open Practice

Lock 6

6 – 8 pm

Rolling on the River

Lock 6

9 am – 1 pm

Level 4: River Running

Anglers to Lock 10

10 am – 2 pm

Level 5: Rescue Essentials

Riley’s Lock

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Open Practice

Lock 6

6 – 8 pm

Rolling on the River

Lock 6

9 am – 1 pm

Level 6: Beginner Trip

Great Falls to Anglers