Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Whitewater Kayaking - Intermediate

Whitewater Kayaking - Intermediate

Caught the kayaking bug and ready to take your skills to the next level? This course is designed for paddlers with some whitewater experience who are motivated to work on perfecting basic skills as well as developing more advanced techniques. We will begin in the pool reviewing the fundamentals of strokes, boat control, and rolling. The weekend trip will get you out on class II/III whitewater with a focus on running rivers smoothly using efficient stroke combinations for effective eddy turns, peel-outs and ferries. Other topics covered in this course may include surfing waves and holes, developing a hands-roll, basic play-boating, and rescue skills. Expect to work hard, to be challenged by new skills on new rivers, and to have more fun on the water than ever before! Pre-requisites: graduate of a COE whitewater kayak class or equivalent experience, comfortable swimming and self-rescuing in class II water AND Instructor permission required. Contact for details.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Thu Apr 10 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Apr 15 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Class
Thu Apr 17 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Sat Apr 19 - Sun Apr 20 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Outing

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: Graduate of a COE whitewater kayak class, or equivalent experience. Comfortable swimming and self-rescuing in class II water.
Course Fee:
$385.00 (students)
$425.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$480.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1682 (ID #17636)
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: