Meet us on the River
Calleva River School offers kayaking lessons, trips, and clinics for all types of adventure seekers. Whether you’re interested in a sea or river kayaking experience, our expert instructors would love to take you there! We also have a one-stop-shop for all your paddlesports gear and boat needs at the Calleva River Store.
Find Your Class
Calleva specializes in teaching beginners through Class V paddlers. Find your own style & flow !
Touring & Flatwater
Explore the beauty of local rivers, creeks, and bays with our flatwater and coastal kayaking.
Rescue & Instructor Training
We offer professional level ACA instructor classes, swiftwater, and Rescue Ready sessions.
Trough Outfitters WVA
Kayak & Canoe Rentals to paddle or float down the South Branch of the Potomac.
Take Me to the River in 2024
Why Calleva River School
Calleva River School is in a class of its own! We don’t like to brag, but we’ve worked hard to create a truly unique river school. From pioneering kayak Mexico trips, to innovating learning to kayak, we take your experience on the river seriously. Calleva River School is the only kayak school that takes you from your first time in a boat to running class 5 rapids. Our former students and current staff include professionally sponsored kayakers and national team members.
Mexico Trips are here…
Get River Ready with Calleva River Store!
Our retail operation offers gear, boat demos, and expert repairs to keep you out on the water. Shop online or at our brick-and-mortar storefront in downtown Poolesville, MD.
Your local one-stop paddling shop. Featuring Waka, Galasport, and other major brands.
Deals from Calleva River Store
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Kayaking in DC is worth all the hype and more. If you’re not kayaking in the DMV yet it’s not too late to start with Calleva’s River School.
Happy New Year! The greatest season of the year is upon us! On Monday January 4th 6:00pm we will have our Cheat Training registration live! In 2020 Covid forced us to make changes to the program and some of those changes have carried over into 2021. Our goal with these changes is that we will…
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We are happy to answer questions about our programs and trips.