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

Dates

2018: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20
2019: TBD

Gear up at RMOC on April 22 from 10-11:30am. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

9:30am-11:30am

Special Note On May 13, class will be held from 6-8pm. This is also Mother’s Day, so maybe a great time for all of you moms to have a special dinner. 🙂

Cost

$100

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.

Dates

August 24, September 8 (Saturday), September 14, September 21

Gear up at RMOC on August 17, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$100

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.

Dates

August 24. September 8 (Saturday). September 14. September 21

Gear up at RMOC on August 17, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

9 am – noon

Cost

$100

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.

Dates

August 24. September 8 (Saturday). September 14. September 21

Gear up at RMOC on August 17, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$100

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

Dates

April 29. May 6. May 13. May 20

Gear up at RMOC on April 22 from 10-11:30am. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

10 am – 11:30 am

Special Note On May 13, class will be held from 6:30-8pm. This is also Mother’s Day, so maybe a great time for all of you moms to have a special dinner. 🙂

Cost

$100

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.

Dates

August 19. August 26. September 9. September 16

Gear up at RMOC on August 17, 9am-3pm. Mandatory for anyone that needs to use RMOC gear.

Time

1pm-4pm

Cost

$100

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