Philadelphia Canoe Club

2019 Whitewater Kayak - "Not So Novice" Training (4-Day)

  • 30 May 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • 09 Jun 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • philadelphia canoe club
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  • Traditionally this is PCC's most popular and most comprehensive whitewater class which will prepare the student to run class 2 whitewater in the student's choice of either kayak or canoe. Course content includes proper clothing, equipment review, strokes, boat control, safety, water reading, and good river judgement. Students must elect to attend Part One of the class but must take Part One before continuing to Part Two.
  • Select this option if you are:
    a)a member of the PCC or a minor (under 18) planning to take parts 1 and 2

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4 Day "Not So Novice" Kayak Training

This class is designed for those that have previously taken novice training or a one or two day introductory class with the Philadelphia Canoe Club and want to get a refresher course to become more comfortable running class II/III whitewater in a kayak. The course will focus on becoming more comfortable in white water by perfecting strokes, boat control, and water reading and will include a review of safety and good river judgement.

You may choose to take Part 1 only of the class but must take Part 1 before taking Part 2. 

Class will be begin with an evening classroom session which includes safety, equipment fitting and program logistics, followed by a two-day weekend training class on the Schuylkill River (or venue determined by your instructors). The second weekend will be a held on the Lehigh River in the Poconos with camping and a banquet dinner Saturday Evening.

HOW TO DRESS: Be prepared to be wet all day. Clothing suggestion: Quick Drying Shorts and Shirt, Swimsuit, windbreaker or rainjacket, closed water shoes or sneakers (no sandals or barefeet). Additional information regarding dress will be discussed at the dry session.

THINGS TO BRING: Classes on the water begin 8:30 a.m. (or otherwise instructed) on Saturday at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue. Please bring a lunch. Change of clothes, towel, noseplugs (may make you more comfortable), strap to secure glasses, sunblock, snacks and drinking water in unbreakable bottle. You may use the shower at the conclusion of the day. 

CLASS DATES:  May 30, June  1 & 2, 8 & 9, 2019


Philadelphia Canoe Club, Evening Classroom Session   (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Philadelphia Canoe Club).

(Weekend 1) Schuylkill River, Philadelphia   (Class begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia Canoe Club).

(Weekend 2) Camping Trip to Lehigh River, White Haven, Pennsylvania 

(We will camp at Whitewater Challengers on Friday and Saturday, your instructor will provide you with the details for this trip).

(Price includes boat, paddle, lifejacket, helmet, camping fee and banquet dinner).

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