Training Camp 2022

  • 05/20/2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • 05/22/2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Rafters Roost in Buena Vista, CO

Registration

  • For brand new kayakers Pre-
    requisite: You must have taken
    a pool class and have been on
    moving water at least once.

    We begin this course on dry land with gear review, discussion of river and safety basics, land based demo and practice of basic boat control and recovery skills, (which is all much more fun than it sounds!) and will progress to moving water on day one. On the water boaters will work on getting comfortable with executing all the basics in a current, including strokes,
    balance, posture and edging in order to successfully perform eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying and more.
  • For kayakers who have been on more than 5 moving water trips and want to build skills and
    confidence. There will be an emphasis on river skills.

    A river trip where we’ll work on paddle strokes, bracing, edging, eddy turns, peel outs, ferries, rolling and river reading
    to maximize your future fun factor. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and let the Instruction Team know which skills they most want to work on. Emphasis will be placed on river running and skills drills.
  • A float trip with the focus on SAFETY.

    A safe, mellow, chillaxin’ float trip for those who prefer a low-
    stress experience. No intensive skills drills, this is a fun but

    instructional cruise requiring mild effort.The group(s) can determine their own focus, whether it’s discussion about reading whitewater or safety scenarios, or what-have-you. Talk to your Trip Leaders to customize your trip.
  • For kayakers who have some confidence on moving water but want to work on skills.
    There will be an emphasis on rolling.

    A river trip where we’ll work on paddle strokes, bracing, edging, eddy turns, peel outs, ferries, rolling and river reading to maximize your future fun factor. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and let the Instruction Team know which skills they most want to work on. Emphasis will be placed on river running and skills drills.
  • For kayakers who want to solidify their confidence in Class 3 Whitewater

    For assertive boaters who want to get to the next level! This clinic will grill and drill and improve your skills. We’ll be working mostly in a particular rapid, practicing stroke efficiency
    and advanced eddy hopping by running a particular predetermined route utilizing specific series of maneuvers. You’ll benefit from specific, candid individual critiques (and possibly, immediate video feedback, if we are able to obtain tablets to use and volunteers to video). Once you get your critique, you’ll portage back to the top and run the designated course again. And again. You won’t believe what you see.
  • For kayakers who want to solidify their confidence in Class 4 Whitewater. River Roll required.

    For assertive boaters who want to get to the next level! This clinic will grill and drill and improve your skills. We’ll be working mostly in a particular rapid, practicing stroke efficiency and advanced eddy hopping by running a particular
    predetermined route utilizing specific series of maneuvers. You’ll benefit from specific, candid individual critiques (and possibly, immediate video feedback, if we are able to obtain tablets to use and volunteers to video). After drilling on the first day you will use your skills to run a section of Class IV on the second day.
  • River Roll Required

    Want to take your paddling to the next level? Gain balance, boat control, fear control and best of all build a bomb-proof roll. This class will take you through a proven progression that world champion kayakers have used to push the limits. But don't worry, all you need is a good roll and willingness to take your paddling to the next level. The class will start with a warm-up routine to prevent injury, flatwater balance drills, fundamentals of kayak surfing, side-surfing, spinning, cartwheels and maybe getting your first loop! The best part is all these skills will make you more confident in your roll and
    river running.
  • We have three fully renovated vintage airstreams to choose from, each with a unique design and layout. Choose the one that's right for your crew and trip! https://raftersroost.com/ for more info.

    $320 for the weekend.
  • We have three fully renovated vintage airstreams to choose from, each with a unique design and layout. Choose the one that's right for your crew and trip! https://raftersroost.com/ for more info.

    $340 for the weekend.
  • We have three fully renovated vintage airstreams to choose from, each with a unique design and layout. Choose the one that's right for your crew and trip! https://raftersroost.com/ for more info.

    $270 for the weekend.
  • We have two stand alone dry cabins that each accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small children. Note that we do not permit extra camping on the cabin sites. https://raftersroost.com/ for more info.

    $180 for the weekend.
  • SOLD OUT!!! There is tons of free BLM camping around the BV area, check out https://freecampsites.net for some ideas.
  • https://raftersroost.com/ for more info.

    $80 for the weekend.
  • Participation in this class is only available to kids already enrolled in Kids Team pool classes. A code will be made available to parents in order to register here.
  • Participation in this class is only available to kids already enrolled in Kids Team pool classes. This is for kids who want to participate in the event but will not be kayaking during the day. A code will be made available to parents in order to register here.
  • Registration does not include camping and is for informational purposes only.

Register

The First BIG Whitewater Event of 2022 

Please visit the Training Camp page to review all class descriptions, camping information, entertainment, etc. 

NOTE: The location has changed and camping is no longer included!!! Unlike past years, you will need to book camping separately. If you choose not to camp on site, just plan to arrive at the site in the morning at (TBD).

You must be a current CW member to participate or volunteer on the water. You will need to login to open up registration for those types (they are grayed out if you are not logged in). If you not already a member you will need to join CW to become a member before you can register.

Early Bird - Register by April 15, 2022 $100

Register by May 9, 2022 $150

You’re Late! - Register After May 9, 2022 $200

You currently need to make separate transactions for Camping and the lesson itself. Sorry it's a technical issue that we're working on!

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