Philadelphia Canoe Club

Whitewater Classes

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.  

Click on each link below to learn more about the types of whitewater classes we offer:

4 Day Novice Whitewater Kayaking

4 Day Novice Whitewater Canoeing

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. 

1 Day Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking

This one-day whitewater kayaking class will introduce the student to basic whitewater kayaking skills. Course content includes proper clothing, equipment review, strokes, boat control, safety, water reading, and good river judgement.

For more information or to sign up click here.

1 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.

For more information or to sign up click here.



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