4 Day Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Clinic

Holistic Paddling Workshop for Women

  • Length: 4 Days
  • Season: June – August
  • Includes: World-class instruction, daily yoga classes to help balance and align the body by stretching and strengthening, workshops, camping and dinner.
  • On land workshops: How to pack for a multi-day/self-support kayak trip, how to make DIY dehydrated backpacker meals, nutrition in the outdoors and international kayak travel, among others.
  • Cost: $685
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Prerequisites: No previous experience is required
Not Included: Breakfast, lunch and snacks. Massage therapist ($1/minute) available on-site to soothe those aching muscles after a long day of paddling.

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Workshop Details

A multi-level kayaking clinic, with yoga, massage and evening workshops. This is a holistic paddling workshop, specifically designed for women interested in learning to kayak, refining basic skills or taking it to the next level. Have you always wanted to learn how to kayak? Perhaps you have taken a beginner kayak course before but still need to hone your basic technique. Lead by female kayak instructors, this women’s kayak class is all about building skills and confidence based on a women specific learning style.

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During the day, your instructors will teach you the basic paddling skills required to successfully read and navigate rapids. Each night you’ll stay at Indian Mary campground, a beautiful, well-manicured campground, on the banks of the Rogue River in Oregon. Hot showers, 18 hole disk golf course, shade trees, and green grass make this the perfect place to relax and have fun!

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Each afternoon, when we return from kayaking, you will have the option of participating in a variety of on-land activities. Join an on-land workshop to learn more about taking international kayak trips or explore “nutrition for paddlers” with a professional nutritionist. Practice yoga with a certified yoga instructor or sign up for a professional massage ($1/minute) to relax those stiff muscles.

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This clinic is designed for women of all skill levels!

The Rogue River has lots of different sections to choose from rated class I-III. Each day we will run a different section of the Rogue River, depending on your goals and skill level. If you have never kayaked before, you will start by being introduced to whitewater kayaks and paddling gear. You’ll discover you CAN easily get out of the boat and we’ll learn a few basic strokes to put you in control.

If you are already paddling and looking to refine your paddling technique, or improve your confidence on the river, you will begin with a kayaking skills assessment, and together we’ll identify areas for improvement. Then we will head to the section of river that is right for you!

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It’s true that women and men learn differently

Learning in an all-female environment, allows women to work at their own pace in a supportive and friendly group setting. As the days progress, we will build your repertoire of strokes and maneuvers, while strengthening your foundation of basic technique. With supportive, enthusiastic kayak instructors at your side, you’ll be free to try new things and experiment. Start playing in the rapids and learn your limits of stability, risking tip-overs and discovering the fun and excitement the river holds. We’ll help you anticipate your next move and react to each and every wave, building the skills and confidence you need to start running rapids!

About California Women’s Watersports Collective

“Cali Collective” for short, is an organization conceived by two passionate female paddlers in Northern California and is dedicated to generating and fostering a community of women who share a love of the water. Since our beginnings in Spring 2015 we have organized a variety of events, from playboating clinics and SUP trips to river rescue courses and multi-day whitewater and surf kayaking clinics, all with the intention of bringing women together to have fun on the water within a conducive learning environment. These are good times to be involved with the rising ranks of female boaters, and we are proud to be a part of the movement.