NRC Family Whitewater Weekend

Date: May 28 - 29, 2016

Time: 9:30 am

Price: $30 (discounts for NRC members)

Age: 8 and up

Families and youth paddlers gather in the Nantahala Gorge for a weekend of flat and whitewater activities, games and camaraderie. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop and use new skills in a fun, supportive environment and try their hand at all three competitive whitewater disciplines: slalom, freestyle and downriver.

Program Details

Skills: Participants build key river-running skills including balance, stroke technique, surfing, speed and strength
Slalom: Slalom gates and technique are used both as a learning tool for building precision whitewater skills and as a fun, competitive aspect of kayaking.
Downriver: Participants learn to read the river, pick a fast line through a rapid and navigate around obstacles and waves. Also, try out one of those crazy wildwater boats!
Adventure Dash: On Saturday afternoon, all participants are invited to race in the Adventure Dash, hosted by NOC. Race registration is included in the cost of the mini-camp. Bring your running shoes, and choose between a 5K and 1K option.
Prerequisites: Confident wet-exit, willing to try new things on flat and moving water. A whitewater roll is a plus but not required.


Camp Sign up Online $30 
- Races: Sign up online $10

Not included: Lodging and food are not included in the entry fee. If your child needs to borrow equipment, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to inquire.

Saturday, May 28 Time Location
2016 Camp Schedule
Welcome, Introductions & Orientation 9:30 am Nantahala Bridge Gates
Flatwater Session 10 am - 12 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Group Lunch & Free Time 12 - 1:30 pm Event Tent
Whitewater Session 1:30-3:30 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Adventure Dash 4 pm Big Wesser BBQ


Sunday, May 29 Time Location
Competitor Check-in 10 - 11 am Event Tent
Course Walk with NRC coaches 11:30 am Nantahala Bridge Gates
Slalom Race Start 12 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Downriver Race Start 3 pm Below Nantahala Falls
Awards Ceremony 4 pm Event Tent
Mini-Camp Wrap-up 4:15 pm Event Tent


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