Whitewater Kayaking Classes


Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

In this class students will learn the basics of whitewater kayaking in a flat water setting. Students will learn the proper gear to use in whitewater kayaking as well as the wet exit which is the way kayakers can get out of their boats in case of a capsize. Other skills that will be learned include paddling forward and backwards, bracing, turning, carving, edge control, T-rescue and rolling. A short swim test is required for this class. Equipment will be provided.

  • Intro to Whitewater Day Class – $100


Wausau Whitewater Park Release Classes

In this class students who have already participated in our “Intro to Whitewater Kayaking” class have the opportunity to paddle at the world class Wausau Whitewater Park located in downtown Wausau, WI. On the lower half of the course the students will be taught the basic river running tactics. The river maneuvers that students will learn include, the ferry, eddy turns, and peel outs. Besides the skills, students will learn river features and river classifications. Throughout the day the students will also be taught about potential hazards that kayakers encounter on a river trip. Equipment is provided. Prior whitewater experience required.

  • Wausau Whitewater Park Release Weekend Class- $250
  • Wausau Whitewater Park Release Day Class – $100
  • Wausau Whitewater Park Release Half Day Class – $75

Recreational Release Dates:

  • Ice Out Recreational Release- May 10th & May 11th
  • Recreational Release- May 31st & June 1st
  • Recreational Release- June 14th & June 15th
  • Mid Summer Stream Recreational Release July 12th & 13th
  • Recreational Release- August 2nd & August 3rd
  • Recreational Release- September 6th & September 7th
  • Final Flow Recreational Release- September 20th & September 21st

Wolf, Red and Peshtigo River Trips

During these trips students will have the opportunity to be led by experienced instructors down some of the classic rivers in Wisconsin. All the skills from the Wausau Releases and Intro to Whitewater Classes will be put into practice during these trips. These paddling trips are meant to show new kayakers the rivers of Wisconsin have to offer. While on the river, students will be allowed to practice their skills and work on developing them further. Paddlers will need to provide their own rides, but will be provided with gear. Experienced kayakers can bring their own gear if they prefer.    Guided River Day Trips – $225 adults ($125 children).

  • Other courses are held as demand dictates, call the store for last-minute opportunities.

  • Private Lessons – 1 Person $250, 2 people $300, 3 people $425, 4 people $475.

  • In Stevens Point 715.344.3483  or In Wausau 715-845-3483

More dates coming soon…