River Kayaking

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This course is designed to give the adventurous novice kayaker a taste of downriver paddling and there is no better place than the lower American River Parkway. Thousands of people float this calm section of the river each summer making it the perfect playground for beginners to develop sound paddling, navigation, and safety skills.  Our ACA certified instructors know just how to make each participant feel confident and safe regardless of their paddling experience…There’s just something about the river which creates memories that last a lifetime!

Course Details

Day 1: River Boat on Lake Natoma
Day 2: River Boat on the Lower American River (Sailor Bar – Rossmoor Bar)
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Minimum Age Requirement: 12

Pricing

Sac State Students: $100
Affiliates: $115
General Public: $125

What to Expect

  • A swim test is required.
  • You will get wet! Bring a towel.
  • You should wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet.
  • Most appropriate shoes are tennis shoes.
  • NO FLIP FLOPS!
  • The Front Office staff can hold your keys during class.
  • Any other personal belongings may be stored in a $0.50 one-time use locker. (Takes 2 quarters)
  • Expect to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the registration and check-in process.

2020 River Kayaking Class Schedule

Section Start Date End Date Days Time
RIVER01 May 13 May 14 We & Th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIVER02 Jun 2 Jun 3 Tu & We 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIVER03 Jun 20 Jun 21 Sa & Su 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RIVER04 Jul 11 Jul 12 Sa & Su 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RIVER05 Jul 15 Jul 16 We & Th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIVER06 Jul 28 Jul 30 Tu & Th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIVER07 Aug 8 Aug 9 Sa & Su 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RIVER08 Aug 18 Aug 20 Tu & Th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIVER09 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sa & Su 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
RIVER010 Sep 26 Sep 27 Sa & Su 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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