(Registration Deadline – 6/7/2014)
If you’ve ever thought how much fun it would be to learn how to kayak now’s your chance!! The Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course, sponsored by the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, will be held June 14th and 15th in the Tri-Cities area. The clinic is designed for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking-fundamentals that will ensure a fun and safe time on the river. No previous experience is necessary. Instruction will consist of one day on flat water and one day on the river. As in the past, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on safety. Participants will be responsible for providing their own gear and transportation, although loaner gear is available on a first come basis.
Minimum required gear: Whitewater kayak, double-bladed (kayak) paddle, whitewater helmet, spray skirt, PFD (life jacket), closed-toe water shoes or booties (sneakers are fine too but they’ll get wet). Additionally, it is recommended that each student bring a wicking type shirt (no cotton) for wear while on the water, sunscreen and a rain jacket. Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drinking water/sports drinks.
Schedule: June 14th (Sat) Lake instruction, 8am-4pm
Location: Warrior’s Path State Park.
Students must participate on Saturday to participate on Sunday.
June 15th (Sun) River Trip, class II, 8am-4pm
Location: Lower Nolichucky River.
Note: Instructors reserve the right to exclude anyone if they believe safety will be compromised.
Cost: $75.00 per student (which includes a $5 ACA event membership fee and a $10 APEs membership fee). If you are already a member of either organization deduct that portion of the cost.
Registration: Complete and return the form below and mail it along with your check made out to Scott Fisher by 6/7/2014 to: Scott Fisher, 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615.
Questions: Contact (276) 698-4644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org