4 Day Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Clinic

4 Day Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Clinic

Rogue Paddling Workshop for Women

Program Description

Students under 18 years of age please contact us BEFORE REGISTERING for prior approval.

Sundance is proud to offer this class 1-3 kayaking clinic! This paddling workshop is specifically designed for women interested in learning to kayak, refining skills, or taking it to the next level. Led 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. Our home for the clinic is a beautiful rustic campground, right on the banks of the Rogue River in Oregon – far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Afternoons, after we return from kayaking, enjoy the restful accommodations of Indian Mary Park. Hike or relax riverside with a book and your favorite beverage while ospreys fish in the pool near our camp! Stroll on the green grass, play a round of disk golf, or rally some teammates for a volleyball tournament. Indian Mary Park features hot showers, and a lush, beautiful landscape.

At night, you’ll enjoy stargazing and socializing at Indian Mary campground, on the banks of the Rogue River. Recount stories from the day’s adventures around the fire, while Sundance chefs prepare dinner.

This clinic is intended for women of various skill levels!

The Rogue River has lots of different sections to choose from rated class I-III. 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 review, we’ll refine some of the basics and start working on your goals!

Length: 4 Days

Prerequisites: No previous experience is required

2024 Start Date:
June 18th – 21st

Difficulty:  This course is designed for total beginners, up to advanced beginner paddlers and is conducted on a section of river that is rated class 1-3  Each day’s run is chosen based on student’s comfort and ability.

Progression:  This course will prepare students for our 4 and 5-day Intermediate kayak trips on the Wild and Scenic Rogue. (Class 2-3+)

Includes: 4 days of world-class instruction, camping, and meals

Cost: $1095
All prices per person are subject to a 3% Government Use and Service fee. Guide Gratuity not included in the price.

Itinerary

Day 1:
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Day 2:
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Day 3:
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Day 4:
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Don’t Take Our Word For It. Hear What Our Guests Have To Say!

The experience was the highlight trip of my summer. I had been “making” it down the river, but that’s it. I felt like I was kayaking a bunch, but reached a point that I wasn’t getting any better. The instruction I received from your great group of instructors has been so helpful. They gave me so many techniques/paddle strokes to work on and they helped me with the bad habits I had developed. There wasn’t a single instructor that I didn’t think was great and enjoyable to be around, both on and off the water.

Angela W., Olympia, WA

In my years as a river guide and in my own trials at learning to kayak I have seen many go through the progression and take up a paddle. But learning how to kayak is not easy and can involve overcoming some very innate fears. Of all the teachers I have encountered none have so effectively turned that fear into fun as Sundance Kayak School.

Aaron B., Denver, CO

The guides and others created a FUN and safe environment that allowed me to get out of my comfort zone.  JR’s teaching is a combination of silly, serious and encompassed in a positive energy and a can-do spirit.

Charlie, Berkeley, California

My instructors make maneuvering through challenging cross currents look effortless, but I have learned that there are no short cuts to doing so myself. Every time I enter a new rapid, I know a community of paddlers supports me.

Zoe L., Berkeley, California

My family loved every moment of our week long kayaking school. Not only did the wonderful and fun guides teach us how to kayak and roll, but we also established friendships and memories that I know will last for a lifetime. Thank you, Sundance! We can’t wait for our next trip.

Lauren K., San Francisco, CA

I recently spent a week on the Rogue River with Lori and JR from Sundance Kayaking school and it was AMAZING!!!! I’m looking forward to going on another kayaking adventure soon and hope to be able to learn more from them again!

Megan S., Los Angeles, CA

Additional Information

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!

Tent and camping gear rentals available. Contact us for pricing and details.

Sundance Kayak School is an authorized BLM Special Recreation Permit holder.