Commando Unit

Basic Itinerary:

The Commando Unit meets twice a week for 6 weeks. Tuesdays are workouts in the gates at the Feeder Canal. Thursdays will be dedicated to downriver runs. Two weekend trips included, if qualified.


Feeder Canal, Anglers, Little Falls

  • Middle and High School students
  • Registration not yet available
  • 6:1 Student to Staff Ratio
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks beginning Sept 12, 2017
  • Penn Cup Trip: Date TBA
  • Gauley Trip: Date TBA
  • $640 plus $20 for meals out on each trip

Whether the Wild and Wonderful Cheat River, the Potomac River’s Seneca Showdown, or on slalom courses around the world, competitive racing is a great way to improve your technique while having fun on the river! The Commando Unit program includes slalom practice, wildwater, attaining, even a trip to the big-water Gauley River; but most importantly it instills confidence in your teenager’s paddling ability. Students should have a solid roll and an interest in improving whitewater and technical skills. These classes are work-out style to improve fitness and endurance. Led by Liquid Adventures founder Tom McEwan and supported by Olympian Ashley Nee, this program will show your paddler how great it feels to be in top shape on the river!