Intermediate Kayaking

Intermediate paddlers encompass a wide variety of skill levels, from those with a solid flatwater roll, an emerging whitewater roll, and some class III whitewater experience to those who are comfortable on class III-IV runs.

Check out our Intermediate Instruction for classes focusing on Slalom Strokes, Surfing and combat rolling and River Running. We also offer trips to rivers, like the Lower Yough, Canada, and Mexico, and Trainings to build strength, endurance, and skill. Intermediate boaters are expected to have their own boat and equipment. Please contact the office prior to class if you need a rental.


Advanced paddlers are those with a solid whitewater roll and some experience on class IV whitewater. We know advanced paddlers often serve as trip leaders and paddle with groups of friends. Work with us to expand your skills, paddle with a thriving community, discover new rivers, and become more competent as an instructor. We invite you to join our advanced program, and challenge yourself in more difficult whitewater environments. Our clinics and workouts are designed to build your skills and judgment so that you are confident in Class IV.

  • Classes: practice on the gates at the Brookmont Feeder Canal- Winter Slalom stroke workouts.
  • Trainings: Cardiovascular endurance workouts, attainment workouts up the river.
  • Trips: Paddling West Virginia rivers, scouting and running rapids. Trips outside of the DC area also available with Liquid Adventures.
  • Professional Development: Gain understanding of hazards, prepare yourself to react appropriately and proactively, and build your confidence in the face of danger.