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River Skills Retreat Weekend
Course Fee 180 per person. Inc BBQ + Camping FEE
Location RIVER CAMP
Duration 2 Days / Sat evening
Kayak Gear We provide all equipement
Maximum Places 6 Available

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Start Day 1 1.00 Pm Saturday Camp
Classroom 1hr Breifing
On Water 3hrs kayak Training
Classroom 1hr De-Breifing
Evening BBQ
3hrs - Food / Campfire
Start Day 2 10am - Kit check
Classroom 1hr - Goal Setting
On Water 3hrs - On Water Kayaking
Classroom 1hr - Summery / Reflection
Finish 3.00 pm Sunday Leave


A great outdoor activity weekend in Wales kayaking
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The weekend provides 2 days of training and fun on the water learning to paddle a kayak for the first time. Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a short trip with some gentle rapids.

The introduction weekend is a great way to discover or try kayaking. The first day will give you time to get to grips with the boat and all the equipment used to make kayaking a fun and safe outdoor activity. Under the guidance of an experienced coach, the weekend will provide you with practice time to learn some boat control. We aim to help with the frustration of learning to paddle forward and provide comfortable modern kayaking equipment.

Course Content

white water introduction Equipement
rolling Stability
rolling Capsize Drill
Forward paddling
Moving sideways
Turning
novice River features
Practice

CAMPSITE - ONE NIGHT

River Camping



"Experience kayaking, an active outdoor watersport " - Dan


canoe Day one - Kayaking skills

Sat Night Campfire stories BBQ River Bank
Day two - The River



Weekend Content


rolling Stability
rolling River Features
Capsize Drill
rescues Forward Paddling
leadership Kayaking Skills
Eddies

rescues Sideways
Ferry Gliding
rescues Teamwork
leadership Safety
leadership River Trips
Planning

"Learn about kayaking on rivers in Wales " - Dan


Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a flow at grade 1.

Under the guidance of an experienced coach. the day will provide you with practice time to learn some boat control skills. Looking at your understanding of rivers and how to paddle safely down stream. Kayaking is a great way to explore the countryside and when you are in control and work as a team you can progress to white water kayaking.

Make new friends on this course and give yourself a great start to paddling rivers. You will gain to practice routines to improve your control and move up to the next grade of whitewater.


canoe Morning - Blade control and Turns
The day starts with meeting the other members of the course. After sorting the kit out we will go on flat water to introduce or improve on skills required for River Kayaking.
camping Afternoon - Flow Skills
The group will be introduced to river features and hazards that we find on moving water. The river skills on a gentle Grade I section of the river Wye. Looking at eddies and ferry gliding skills.


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