After School Kayaking
We will pick up from Pyle, Westland, and Whitman or you can choose to meet us at the river at 3:30. We will get fitted into a boat and equipment, and put-in on the river. There we will work both one-on-one and with the group on river, rolling, and rescue skills. Back to the parking area at 6:00 for gear put-away and daily wrap-up. We will return to Whitman High School at 6:30 pm.
Lock 6, Lock 10, Anglers Inn
- Grades 6-12
- 6:1 Student to Staff Ratio
- 6 weeks Spring or Fall
- $245 per person
Middle and High School students can easily learn to kayak and enjoy the Potomac River and surrounding natural resources. Your student will find his or herself open to the many challenges and adventures in the sport of kayaking that become possible as their skills progress.
You can be a total beginner and enjoy whitewater kayaking on the Potomac River, working on your skills as you go. Intermediate boaters (those with some experience) will be challenged too, accessing more parts of the river, learning to surf, run rapids, and play boat. We accept students from Calleva as well as other programs. Thursday evenings are dedicated to more advanced boaters. Advanced paddlers should have a roll and some experience in class III whitewater. Skills learned will include directional control, maneuvers in current (peel outs, eddy turns, ferries), rolling, safety and rescue skills, surfing.
We pick students up at Whitman at 2:45 and 3:00 – 3:10 at Pyle and Westland. Students from other schools may meet us at the river at 3:30 instead. All students will be dropped off at 6:30 pm at Whitman.
Spring After School Kayaking: Spring session begins Monday, May 8, 2017 and runs for 6 consecutive weeks. Beginner and Intermediate paddlers chose Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Advanced paddlers can select Thursdays.
Fall After School Kayaking: Fall Session begins Monday September 11, 2017 and runs for 6 consecutive weeks.. Beginner and Intermediate paddlers chose Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. In the fall the advanced program is called the Commando Unit and meets several times per week.