Ark Valley River Riders Courses

Ark Valley River Riders Courses

L1 – Intro to Kayaking

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

This is an introductory course designed for ages 8-18.

Limit 10 students.

Venue

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

2019 Dates

April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12

Gear up at RMOC on April 14 from 10-11:30am. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

9:30am-11:30am

Cost

$125

L2 – Salida Park Sessions

Prerequisite

L1 course or comparable experience

Course Description

Focus will be on river techniques like peel outs, eddy turns, and ferries. Last day will consist of a short downriver run.

Limit 10 students.

Venue

Meet at Salida boat ramp.

2019 Dates

Aug. 23, Sept. 7 (Sat), Sept. 13, Sept. 20

Gear up at RMOC on August 16, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$125

L3 – Basic River Running

Prerequisite

L2 course or comparable experience

Course Description

Focus will be on downriver running techniques like reading water, communication and safety. River sections will be mostly class II water with some class III rapids.

Limit 10 students.

Venue

Meet at Salida boat ramp.

2019 Dates

Aug. 23, Sept. 7 (Sat), Sept. 13, Sept. 20

Gear up at RMOC on August 16, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

9 am – noon

Cost

$125

L4 – Advanced Kayak Technique

Prerequisite

L3 and EX1 courses or comparable experience

Course Description

Focus will be on advanced river maneuvers like rolling in current, jet ferries, and catching micro eddies. Multiple class III rapids will be encountered during this course.

Limit 10 students.

Venue

Meet at Salida boat ramp.

2019 Dates

Aug. 23, Sept. 7 (Sat), Sept. 13, Sept. 20

Gear up at RMOC on August 16, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$125

EX1 – Focus on the Roll

Prerequisite

L1 course or comparable experience

Course Description

A qualified instructor will walk you through the proper paddle technique and body mechanics to perform this awesome maneuver. A solid roll is one of the most sought after skills to master as a whitewater kayaker.

Limit 5 students.

Venue

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

2019 Dates

April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12

Gear up at RMOC on April 14 from 10-11:30am. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

10 am – 11:30 am

Cost

$125

Buena Vista Park Sessions

Prerequisite

L1 course or comparable experience

Course Description

The course will offer an overview of paddling, starting in flatwater and then moving to the river.

Limit 10 students.

Venue

Meet at parking area near soccer fields.

2019 Dates

Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22

Gear up at RMOC on August 16, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$125

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