Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Whitewater Kayaking - Section 1

Whitewater Kayaking - Section 1

This is an introduction to whitewater kayaking including classes to get you comfortable in a kayak on flatwater and progressing to class II / III whitewater. Learn basic boat handling skills such as edging, bracing, rolling, and paddling strokes. Kayaking on the river will give you the opportunity to learn how to read the water and practice maneuvering across current with ferries, eddy turns, and peel outs. River destinations will be dependent on water levels. This class culminates in a weekend camping trip with two days of paddling. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students must participate in all scheduled class meetings in their entirety in order to earn a satisfactory grade for this class.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Thu Sep 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Sat Sep 6 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Outing
Sun Sep 7 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Outing
Thu Sep 11 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Fri Sep 12 - Sun Sep 14 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Overnight Trip

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Comfortable recreational swimmer.
Course Fee:
$475.00 (students)
$520.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$595.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 1, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1681 (ID #10047)
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
(607) 255-3802

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Swimsuit, towel, waterbottle, long sleeve synthetic top that can get wet

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.