Whitewater is faster moving water with obstacles, rocks, and dynamic features commonly found on rivers, creeks and streams. Generally uses shorter boats that turn easily, and don't track well in a straight line. Requires training to help to learn to read water, and avoid potential hazards.
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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.
Not So Novice 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. Students can elect to attend Part One of the class but must take Part One before continuing to Part Two.
One and Two Day Introduction Class
This whitewater kayaking or canoeing class will introduce the student to basic whitewater kayaking/ canoeing skills. Course content includes proper clothing, equipment review, strokes, boat control, safety, water reading, and good river judgement.
One Day Intermediate Whitewater Class
This course is designed for the experienced novice who wishes to improve their skills on more challenging water. Typically this class is held on the Nescopeck, Brodhead or Lehigh rivers, all of which are class II/III. This is a cold weather training class, students must wear a dry suit or wet suit. Please bring lunch, snacks and water or sports drink in a plastic bottle.
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