RegisterKayaking on advanced level whitewater

Advanced Kayaking


Take the mystery out of kayaking big water in The Summit’s Advanced Kayaking program. Gain a more comprehensive understanding of why water and your boat behave as they do. As you dig deeper into skills and river knowledge, your comfort level on the river will increase and you can begin to take in the grander scale of your experience.

The Advanced Kayaking Program

Your seven day program includes five days of kayaking and kayaking skill development. If you want to learn to run big water, this is the program for you. This program takes place on the New and Gauley Rivers (areas chosen based on conditions and participant skill level) in up to Class IV whitewater.

For maximum enjoyment and progress, participants should have kayaking experience at least consistent with the skills in the kayaking merit badge.

Before moving from the lake to the river, participants must demonstrate a wet exit, bracing and whitewater roll. These skills will be taught on day one of the advanced kayaking program.

You must be at least 16 years old, 56 inches tall and successfully complete the BSA Swim Test to participate. Prior kayaking experience recommended.

If you are looking for an introductory whitewater-based program, check out The River.

Registration Fee: $1199

Fee is cost per person.