Whitewater Kayak & CanoeSpecialty Programs
NOC’s renowned Paddling School offers exciting opportunities for all levels of paddlers, whether you’re new to the sport or looking to refine your technique, or just want to paddle with like-minded enthusiasts. Our Specialty Programs go outside the normal courses challenging paddlers to go beyond their comfort zone, providing access to iconic rivers across the Southeast, and building bonds with other paddlers, all with the support of our expert instructors.
Check out our River Running Clinics, Women’s Paddling Weekend, Slicey Boat Clinics, and Private Instruction.
Kayak River Runner Workshops
Spend time kayaking on the Nantahala, Chattooga, Nolichucky, or Ocoee River learning lines on classic rapids and enjoying popular play spots. This course offers the perfect mix of both a guided river running experience, instruction, and exploring the most iconic rivers in the Southeast!
Women’s Weekend Kayak Retreat
Join a group of like-minded women for a weekend of paddling, yoga, and companionship. All skill levels welcome to paddle as a group, learn from each, and from NOC’s elite female instructors.
Slicey Boat Clinic
An action-packed day on the Nantahala River learning retro moves like stern squirts and rock splats and practice on key spots of the river with an experienced instructor. Try the latest in modern and throwback boats from top brands like Pyranha, Dagger, and Jackson Kayak.
Private Canoe and Kayak Instruction
Private lessons provide custom-tailored programming with an experienced NOC Instructor to help achieve the goals of individuals and groups. Private instruction is available for all skill levels, all crafts (kayak, canoe, or raft), and all disciplines. Small groups are also welcome!