Oar Training

Oar Training

These courses are designed for private boaters that want to gain rowing skills to eventually take their own boat out on fun trips. Basic maneuvers, rigging a boat, and reading water are some of the skills that will be covered. We even offer an overnight component that will teach you everything you need to know about packing and planning for multi-day trips on your boat. Private instruction available anytime, year round.

Course List

L1 – Basic Concepts

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

Start with a basic introduction to rigging your boat, then head to the lake to learn basic strokes and concepts.

Dates

May 12. June 9

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • All Equipment and Lunch Included
  • FREE Camping
Cost

$125

L2 – River Maneuvers

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

An introduction to current with maneuvers like eddy catching, peel outs, and ferries.

Dates

May 13. June 10

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • All Equipment and Lunch Included
  • FREE Camping
Cost

$125

L3 – Downriver Float

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

A fun day on the river learning to read water and navigate through rock gardens and basic rapids.

Dates

May 19. June 23

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • All Equipment and Lunch Included
  • FREE Camping
Cost

$125

L4 – Advanced River Running

Prerequisite

Some experience on class II-III rivers

Course Description

Time to put you skills to the test and start running steeper drops and harder moves.

Dates

May 20. June 24

Time

9:30 am – 4 pm

Details
  • All Equipment and Lunch Included
  • FREE Camping
Cost

$125

EX1 – Basic River Rescue

Prerequisite

None

Course Description

An introduction to river rescue and safety techniques. Practice with basic skills like throw bagging and aggressive swimming.

Dates

June 3. August 19

Time

8:30 am – noon

Details

Equipment Included

Cost

$75

EX2 – Overnight Float

Prerequisite

Intermediate paddling ability

Course Description

An all-inclusive overnight paddle trip designed for intermediate paddlers. Enjoy 25 miles of class II-III whitewater on the scenic Arkansas River with riverside camping. A great way to meet new friends and relax on the river.

Venue

Big Bend-Vallie Bridge, camping at Point Barr/Rincon

Dates

July 28-29

Details

Includes Equipment, Meals, and Camping

Cost

$300

Private Instruction and Custom Group Lessons

Can’t make it to one of our group courses or prefer to learn in a one-on-one environment?
Take Private Instruction with one of our certified instructors.

Available any day May 1 – Sept 30

Full Day

9 am – 3:30 pm

Rate

$300/1 person, $350/2 people, $125/person for groups of 3+

Half Day

8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Rate

$175/1 person, $200/2 people, $75/person for groups of 3+

Details
  • All equipment included
  • Lunch included on Full Days
  • FREE camping