Holistic Paddling Workshop for Women
- Length: 4 Days
- 2020 Dates: June 18-21
- Includes: 4 days of instruction, camping and dinner. (Breakfast/lunch meal package available.)
- Cost: $725 (5% BLM Fee and Guide Gratuity not included in price)
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Not Included: Breakfast, lunch and snacks. (Tent and camping gear rental available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and details.)
Students under 18 years of age please contact us BEFORE REGISTERING for prior approval. If you are unsure of which clinic you should sign up for, please read through our Paddling Skill Level Self-Assessment.
Rogue river trips are offered through Sundance Kayak School, an authorized BLM Special Recreation Permit holder.
Sundance and Cali Collective have teamed up for this multi-level kayaking clinic! This is a holistic paddling workshop designed for women interested in learning to kayak, refining skills or taking it to the next level. Lead by female kayak instructors, this women’s kayak class is all about building skills and confidence based on a women specific learning style.
During the day, your instructors will teach you the paddling skills required to successfully read and navigate rapids. Each night you’ll stay at a beautiful rustic campground, on the banks of the Rogue River – far away from the hustle and bustle. Each afternoon, when we return from kayaking, you will have the option of participating in a variety of on-land activities – including river safety, nutrition, yoga and more!
Afternoons, after we return from kayaking, you can join us for a session of yoga, hike or relax riverside with a book and your favorite beverage while ospreys fish in the pool near our camp!
At night, you’ll enjoy stargazing and socializing at Almeda campground, right on the banks of the Rogue River.
This clinic is designed for women of all skill levels!
The Rogue River has lots of different sections to choose from rated class I-IV. Each day we will run a different section of the Rogue River, depending on your goals and skill level. If you have never kayaked before, you will start by being introduced to whitewater kayaks and paddling gear. You’ll discover you can easily get out of the boat and we’ll learn a few basic strokes to put you in control. If you are already paddling and are looking to refine your paddling technique and improve your confidence on the river, you will begin with a kayaking skills assessment and together we’ll identify areas for improvement. Then we’ll head to the section of river that’s right for you!
It’s true that women and men learn differently
Learning in an all-female environment, allows women to work at their own pace in a supportive and friendly group setting. As the days progress, we will build your repertoire of strokes and maneuvers, while strengthening your foundation of basic technique. With supportive, enthusiastic kayak instructors at your side, you’ll be free to try new things and experiment. Start playing in the rapids and learn your limits of stability, risking tip-overs and discovering the fun and excitement the river holds. We’ll help you anticipate your next move and react to each and every wave, building the skills and confidence you need to start running rapids!
About California Women’s Watersports Collective
“Cali Collective” for short, is an organization conceived by two passionate female paddlers in Northern California and is dedicated to generating and fostering a community of women who share a love of the water. Since our beginnings in Spring 2015 we have organized a variety of events, from playboating clinics and SUP trips to river rescue courses and multi-day whitewater and surf kayaking clinics, all with the intention of bringing women together to have fun on the water within a conducive learning environment. These are good times to be involved with the rising ranks of female boaters, and we are proud to be a part of the movement.