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Paddling School

The Nation’s Best Canoe & Kayak Instruction

Whether you are a beginner trying out a new sport, a paddling enthusiast looking to advance your skills, or an outdoor professional requiring certification, NOC’s celebrated Paddling School provides top-notch courses with the best instructors in the business. Voted “Best Place to Learn” by Outside, NOC has taught more paddlers than anyone else, with 40+ years of experience going into every class. We offer course criteria for groups or individuals across many craft and skill levels to help you achieve your goals.

Select your course training from below; whitewater kayak instruction from beginner to advanced, youth clinics and summer camps, professional training and certification, and specialty programs are all here to help you on your journey to becoming a better paddler.

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