Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Skills Course - ACA

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06.01.24 – 06.01.24

Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Skills Course

Higher Pursuits, Cheeks Bend Road, Columbia, TN, USA

Join us for our Level 2 Canoe Class and feel more confident on the water. This class is intended for people new to canoeing or paddlers who want to improve their canoeing skills. Although canoeing can be more challenging than kayaking there is a grace and beauty to learning how to paddle a canoe.

This class will begin with a land-based topics then moves to the on-water session where the group will work on paddling skills, entry and exit from a canoe, basic canoe strokes (Forward, reverse, turning), self-rescue, and how to empty a canoe. All our classes use a challenge by choice philosophy so if you are not comfortable getting in the water or practicing a particular skill just let your instructor know.

Location: Higher Pursuits, 3114 Cheeks Bend Rd, Columbia, TN

Length of Class: 6 to 7 hours (Weekday classes are 9 am to 2 pm, weekend classes are 8 am to 1 pm)

Cost of Class: $75 per person. Class registration includes use of kayak for the class, classroom instruction and on water instruction.  Lunch is not provided.

Minimum Class size: four participants

Minimum Age Requirement: 10 years old and up

What to Bring: Bring lunch, snacks, water, and any other hydrating beverages you would like.  Wear shoes or sandals that will stay on your feet and can get wet. Plan clothing for the weather of the day (rainy, colder, sunny, hot). A change of clothing for the end of the day is nice but not required.

What to Expect: All classes include use of a canoe.  Classes begin with a land-based session to discuss key topics. The class will then move to the on-water session where the group will work on the paddling skills.

Weather and water conditions: All Classes are dependent on the weather, if we are not going to be able to conduct your class due to high water conditions or adverse weather conditions we will text or call before the class.

More Information / Registration

Contact Information Higher Pursuits
(931) 840-8575