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945 W Broadway, PO Box 1205
Jackson, WY, 83001

3073630044

To provide all with the opportunity to safely enjoy the waterways of the greater Yellowstone area through youth programs, competitive events, conservation and education.

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Beavers

Intermediate Kayaking for young paddlers

  • Ages: 9-12

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-2pm

2019 Dates

  • Session 1: 6/25/19-7/11/19*

  • Session 2: 7/16/19-8/1/19

  • Session 3: 8/6/19-8/22/19**

*There is no kayak club on Thursday, July 4. Make-up day is Sunday, July 7 at the normal time.

**Only returning beavers can sign up for session 3. If your child is making the jump from Muskrats to Beavers, they must participate in either sessions 1 or 2 to be able to paddle session 3. This is to keep the continuity and progression going for those paddlers who are paddling all summer. If you have any questions about this, contact Rainer.

Program Description

This program is designed for young paddlers with previous experience either in the Muskrats or Beavers. This program will be focused on the river and moving water conditions with some flat water time as well. Students in this program need to be comfortable with the wet exit, swimming and the five essential pieces of equipment.  These participants will focus on mastering the eddy turn and peel out, while constantly practicing the skills learned in the Muskrat program.  There will be an emphasis on fun and safety, as well as the progression from flat water to moving water. We will focus on Flat Creek, flat water sections of the Snake River, and the Hoback River. Please note that most Beavers have spent at least 3 sessions paddling as Muskrats (1 or 2 years).

Specific Skills Focus

On-water safety; exiting a kayak with a skirt; edge control & boat stability; proper paddle strokes; eddy turns to enter/exit a river current; river features; swimming in moving water; mechanics of rolling (hip snaps, T-rescues, body & paddle position)

PROGRAM FEE - INCLUDES USE OF KAYAK, PADDLE, SPRAYSKIRT, HELMET, SPLASH JACKET AND PFD

Single Session: Before May 1- $325, After May 1, $350

Summer (all 3 sessions): $900