Kayak School
River Camping Weekend - RiverStrokes
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River Skills Foundations
Course Fee 180 per person.
Inc 2 nights camping
Location River Side Camp
Duration 2 days / 2 nights
Places Maximum 6 Available

Course Content

rolling Stability
rolling River Features
Capsize Drill
rescues Forward Paddling
leadership Kayaking Skills

rescues Sideways
Ferry Gliding
rescues Teamwork
leadership Safety
leadership River Trips

"Learn about kayaking on rivers in Wales camping weekend " - Dan

Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a short trip with some gentle rapids. The river weekend is a great way to discover safe river kayaking as a team .Under the guidance of an experienced coach and river leader the week will provide you with practice drills to help you improve the kayaking strokes and rescue drills, looking at grade one flows simple eddies and foundation river knowledge.

An outdoor river adventure
camping holiday in Wales kayaking

Weekend Camping pitches provided
Riverside pitches on a wild site with limited facilities next to the river bank and training location. Self catering you will need to provide your own food and cooking arrangements.


Holiday River Camping
Kayaking Gear provided
Forward paddling
Safety Check /Planning
Stability turning Strokes
River Features Hazards
Sculling for position
Blade support low brace
Capsize Swim Drills
Rescues Lines drills
Timing and position
Eddies and Ferry Gliding
Stroke combinations
River Teamwork

Tent and camping gear
Base and thermal layers
Transport / secure storage
Clothing / Sleeping bag
Food cooking equipment
Foot ware Personal Kit

canoe Friday Evening Arrive on camp
5.30pm - 10.00pm

Meeting at the campground between 6-10pm. Meet the other paddlers of the course. Set up your tents and attend a short breifing session to introduce the weekend and set goals to achieve.
adventure Saturday River Skills
9.30am - 5.00pm

Starting with effective forward paddling and boat control for turns. the day will look into more detail and breakdown control strokes., Sideways draw strokes including sculling for position and draw on the move. Stern rudder combinations and speed control techniques. Posture, control and understanding your blade through correct control of the paddle and the separate strokes. The river trip will be 3 miles including some grade 1 rapids. Working with the flow and understanding the river with timing and positioning, eddie work and group decent tactical options will be covered and allow you to take the lead and increase your river awareness

adventure Sunday - Kayaking River trip
9.30am - 4.00pm

Rescue drills with safety boating, throw lines and paddler self rescue. River swimming challenges and teamwork rescues will be covered in details and drills set up to improve your ability to be a safe member of a kayaking trip. Stroke practice and timing.

The final river trip will be 2-5 miles including a grade 2 rapid. The trip will allow you to enjoy the river wye and all the nature on the river, Swans, ducks, red kites, sand martins, and much more. A surfing session on a grade one surf wave will introduce you to the ascepts and fun surfing. Teamwork and safety cover drills. Group positioning. Practicing the strokes you wil lnow be shown how to apply them and link the blade together for effective constant efficient control. Now working with the flow

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