Up the Ante

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Go Beyond the Fundamentals!

Are you a novice paddler looking to go beyond the fundamentals and begin to feel more confident on the river? Learn to harness the river’s power, use its features in conjunction with your strokes to get to where you want to be (not where the river pushes you).

We’ll start this course with Once you are confident with your roll, we are ready to graduate from Dutch Lake and move the lesson onto the Clearwater River. We try to put you in contact with more straightforward rapids with clear channels which are easier to read. You will begin to gradually understand the way the river moves, so you can work with it and not against it. We will take your roll to the next level and practice in river currents, which is far different from rolling in still water.

Running the rapids shouldn’t feel like “running the gantlet,” but rather a perfect puzzle you put together. Up the Ante, and we will provide you with consistent and accurate feedback and help you refine your skills and run the river with poise.

The fifth day is a complete collaboration of the previous week’s lessons. Students will run a different section of the Clearwater River under the tutelage of their instructor. Students will be encouraged to push their skills in a controlled environment while making river running decisions. By the conclusion of the fifth day, students will have the necessary fundamental skills to go and explore the world of whitewater and feel comfortable kayaking Class II+ and are prepared to try the odd III- rapid.

Book your spot in the class and start kayaking with us!

What’s Included

  • Top of the line equipment
  • Transportation to and from lake/river
  • Lunches
  • Instruction