Training Camp 2024

  • 05/17/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • 05/19/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Royal View RV Park, Canyon City, Colorado


  • 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. Learning the skills to move beyond class II.
  • For the ladies, taught by the ladies!

    Play and practice, instructional, in your hard shell kayak. Strokes, edges, river reading and maneuvering; roll practice/refinement; and intro to surfing. A river roll is not required, but interest in progressing is. At minimum, you should be comfortable and experienced on Class II/II+ with a desire to develop competence on Class III water.
  • 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.
  • Skills for class III boaters. Punching big waves, using cross current speed, basic surfing, catching smaller eddies.
  • Learning the skills to advance beyond class III. Hard moves in easy water. Boofs, jet ferries, using surfing to get lateral speed,
  • We're not surviving the big rapids, we're styling them. Linking moves, slaloming rapids, boofing over holes. River Roll required.
  • River Roll Required

    Surfs, spins, spats, cartwheels, tailies and loops!
    This course will introduce you to the world of playing on the river.
    We'll mix time in a playpark working on boat control, foundational skills and traditional "freestyle" tricks with time on a down river section applying those skills, learning some down-river tricks, working on fear control and learning to play in a natural river environment.
  • 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.
  • Not participating in on-water activities but still want to hang out at training camp with your friends? This is the registration for you!
  • Two day rowing clinic is a fun and immersive way to learn and build on rowing, water reading & scouting, and river safety skills, working up to class III+ whitewater.
  • If you need a spot to hookup your RV you must register this need by selecting this option. First register for your class, then register a second time for the RV spot.

Registration is closed

The First BIG Whitewater Event of 2024

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

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.

You must also sign the new waiver. We have updated our insurance provider to Paddlesport risk management.

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Unfortunately due to the difficulty of rescheduling this large event, refunds will only be considered in extreme circumstances. 

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