INSTRUCTIONAL PADDLING CLINICS
Class Levels: Beginner/Intermediate class II-III,
Intermediate/Advanced class III-V.
…or an intermediate boater wanting to hone your techniques?
Bill Dvorak’s Kayak, Raft and Canoe Instructional Paddling Clinics has a variety of programs to fit your needs. Our paddling clinics vary from a half-day introductory lake session covering basic kayaking, rafting or canoeing techniques to a 12-day paddling intensive with our recommendation being a 3-7 day clinic to get the most value from your time on the water. All of our white water rafting trips also include the instructional option as an add on.
We will teach you the strokes and strategies you’ll need to learn how to guide yourself or others through the rapids. This is a unique and exhilarating way of learning a completely new way of experiencing the water if you are a committed paddler, regardless of age or previous level of boating.
Arkansas River: Kayak/Raft/Canoe Instruction Paddling Clinics
Arkansas River: Book 1 Day | Book 2 Day | Book 3 Day | Book 4 Day | Book 5 Day
Colorado River: Book 1 Day | Book 2 Day | Book 3 Day
Gunnison River: Book 1 Day | Book 2 Day
Dolores River: Book 3 Day | Book 5 Day | Book 8 Day | Book 10 Day
Green River: Book 6 Day
Rio Grande River: Book 4 Days | Book 7 Days
Salmon River: Book 6 Day
“Private” Classes “Check out our 1/2 day and 1 day Paddling School for some “one on one”!”
Thousands of paddlers have come to Dvorak’s learning basic white water rafting and kayaking skills, taking on progressively greater challenges and achieving their own personal goals through our professional, personalized instruction. Our instructors have hundreds of hours of teaching and have run thousands of miles on our rivers and know what and how to communicate with those learning rafting, kayaking and canoeing. You can also choose the craft of your choice be that kayak, raft or canoe or all three! Our instructors are happy to share with you their knowledge about the most efficient techniques and important judgment calls you need to know to be a safe and proficient boater.
WHAT IS TAUGHT IN OUR PADDLING CLINICS
Our custom designed curriculum is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of river running, the reparation environment, the need to understand and protect it and river rescue techniques. Skill building in opening lines of communication, enhancing self-image, improving group interaction and emphasizing self-reliance skills are also key areas of learning.
You learn from us how to captain either paddle rafts and oar powered rafts or how to kayak or canoe white water. You can chose to specialize in one or two modes of river travel or experiment with all of them.
The basic instructional areas within our clinics include:
- Equipment selection
- Maintenance and repair of equipment
- Reading river flows, lines
- Scouting and running rapids
- Rescue and evacuation techniques
- Minimum impact camping
Specific white water skills you will be taught include
- Basic strokes
- Eddy turns
- River hydrology
- River etiquette
- Wet and dry exits (kayaking)
- Eskimo roll (kayaking)
- Surfing and play boating (kayaking)
Private instruction can be arranged to help you fine-tune your
skills and erase old bad habits! Full white water guide service
available with advance reservations..
Call us for more information!
Dvorak Expeditions .com