Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking Skills Course - ACA

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08.26.24 – 08.26.24

Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking Skills Course

Columbia, TN, USA

Join us for our Advanced Kayaking class – Level 2. This class is intended for those that have already completed a Level 1 class (however it is not a requirement) and want to take their paddling skills to the next level.

The focus of the Level 2 kayaking class is on paddling skills, but the class will begin with a land-based session to cover key topics. The on-water portion of the class will include a review of basic paddling strokes, then the group will learn about Eddy turns, ferrying and sculling strokes.  The group will also discuss river hazards and how to navigate those hazards. 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 kayak.  You are welcome to bring a boat of your own if you prefer to practice with the specific boat you own. 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 Kayaking 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.

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Contact information for this class:
Higher Pursuits
3114 Cheeks Bend Rd
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 840-8575

Contact Information Higher Pursuits