Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Whitewater Kayaking - Beginner

Whitewater Kayaking - Beginner

This is an introduction to whitewater kayaking including classes to get you comfortable in a kayak in the pool and progressing to class II / III whitewater. Learn basic boat handling skills such as edging, bracing, rolling, and paddle 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 river 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
Tue Apr 22 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Thu Apr 24 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Sat Apr 26 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Outing
Tue Apr 29 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Class
Thu May 1 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Sat May 3 - Sun May 4 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Trip

The Essentials

Prerequisites: recreational swimmer
Course Fee:
$475.00 (students)
$520.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$595.00 (community)
 
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Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1681 (ID #9784)
 
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
sfm52@cornell.edu
(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.