Since 1996, the Jackson Hole Kayak Club has been providing river paddling opportunities to Jackson’s youth. Each year, athletes ages 8-18 are experiencing the beauty and excitement of our local waterways through our programs. While focusing on fun and safety, we teach young people how to explore the river environment building skills and confidence to last a lifetime!
We offer 5 different groups over the course of the summer. See our programs page to find out whether or not your child is a Muskrat or an Otter, and what that means! We cater to all abilities, from never-ever kayaked, to charging class IV boaters, and are able to paddle on multiple rivers and bodies of water in Jackson Hole to suit our needs. Our group of coaches are highly trained and experienced, and the love to have fun.
Besides offering paddling instruction, the JHKC hosts the Wyoming Whitewater Championships, Bear River Race, and Deb Martin Memorial Slalom, puts on the Wild and Scenic River Festival with the Snake River Fund, and participates in area river conservation projects.
To ensure that every interested youth can participate, we annually raise funds to support program subsidies and scholarships. To learn more or to donate to our scholarship fund, please visit our scholarship page.