Lessons & Training

Kids, Youth, & Teen Summer Camps

Duration: 2-Day, 3-Day, 5-Day Options

Price Per Person: $399.99-$1499.99

Dates: June-July, 2018

Location: Bryson City, NC

Favorites of customers and guests since 1980, the Kids Kayak Camps and Clinics are some of NOC’s signature kayaking programs. Our elite instructors provide summer campers with top-level whitewater kayaking lessons, while maintaining a supportive and fun environment on the water. Paddlers are grouped by kayaking experience level, so no whitewater experience is required. Campers can choose their preferred day camp or clinic, with the option of an all-inclusive overnight stay in one of NOC’s Nantahala River bunkhouses.

Camps & Clinics Include:

  • 3-Day Kids Kayak Clinic (Ages 6-8)
  • 2-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II (Ages 9-17)
  • 5-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II (Ages 9-17)
  • Youth Kayak Overnight Camp (Ages 9-17)
  • Youth Kayak Day Camp (Ages 9-17)
  • Teen Kayak Overnight Camp (Ages 13-17)
  • Teen Advanced Kayak Camp (Ages 13-17)
  • Teen Kayak Day Camp (Ages 13-17)

2018 Camp Dates
 

Course Age Range Dates Availability
Teen Kayak Overnight Camp  13-17 Years Old July 8-13, 2018 Book Now
Teen Advanced Kayak Camp  13-17 Years Old July 15-20, 2018 Click to Call
Teen Kayak Day Camp  13-17 Years Old July 9-13, 2018 Book Now
Youth Kayak Overnight Camp  9-17 Years Old June 17-22, 2018 Book Now
Youth Kayak Overnight Camp  9-17 Years Old June 24-29, 2018 Book Now
Youth Kayak Day Camp  9-17 Years Old June 18-22, 2018 Book Now
Youth Kayak Day Camp  9-17 Years Old June 25-29, 2018 Book Now
2-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old June 9-10, 2018 Book Now
2-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old July 28-29, 2018 Book Now
5-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old June 11-15, 2018 Book Now
5-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old July 2-6, 2018 Book Now
5-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old July 23-27, 2018 Book Now
5-Day Youth Kayak Beginner - Class II  9-17 Years Old July 30-August 3, 2018 Book Now
3-Day Kids Kayak Beginner Clinic  6-8 Years Old June 25-27, 2018 Book Now

Camps and clinics are available for every skill level from beginner to advanced. For more information on all camps and clinics, call Jae Jackson in the Paddling School at 828.488.7288 or click here

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Outpost Overview

NOC's 500-acre adventure center is located at the intersection of the Nantahala River and Appalachian Trail. 

 

Guest amenities include:

  • Outdoor recreation activities including rafting, kayaking, zip lines, and mountain biking
  • Three restaurants, including two on the riverfront
  • Four retail stores, including NOC's flagship Outfitter's Store
  • Rustic cabin and bunkhouse lodging for over 200
  • Terminus for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • One mile of Lake Fontana frontage with lake kayak and SUP program
  • Host to over 30 annual events, from world championships to music festivals

Directions

Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge.

From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.

From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 4.3-miles to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 4.3-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

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