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 [email protected] 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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