Whitewater Kayak & Canoe Specialty 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.
Kayak River Runner Workshops
Spend time kayaking on the Nantahala River learning lines on classic rapids and enjoying popular play spots. These courses offer the perfect mix of both a guided river running experience, instruction, and exploring one of the most popular rivers in the Southeast!
Ocoee Whitewater Kayaking Courses
NOC’s Paddling School now offers whitewater kayak instruction on one of the most iconic rivers in the Southeast, the Ocoee River! Choose from one to multi- day courses to explore and learn to paddle this legendary river.
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!