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Liz’s Beginner Kayak School Experience – Part 1

My Sundance Kayak School experience was an incredible adventure from start to finish. This past August I made the trip out west to immerse myself in Sundance’s 9-day Beginner Kayak School on the warm and sunny Rogue River. By the time we got off the river on the last day, I knew I’d found a…

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How to Choose the Right Run

One of the most liberating draws of kayaking is honest, gritty exploration.  Once you have your gear and appropriate skills, the world of rivers opens up to you, calls you and invites you to play.  These opportunities are endless, you don’t need a lift ticket and there’s always enough fresh lines for everyone. If you…

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Cold Water Paddling

Loud Music Will Hurt Your Ears! Yes Mom…..

I know everyone of us has heard that from their Mom. We, for the most part, ignored them because our hearing came back after the concert a day or two later. It’s OK, right? Then as you get older you notice the change and maybe your Mother was right.  But you ignored her. But now…

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ACA Instructor Trainer Conference

2015 Year in Review

First off, THANK YOU all for your support in 2015. Whether you were on the river with us or simply sent good vibes our way, we appreciate you and we wouldn’t be here without your support! Thank you! Here are a few highlights from 2015: Redwood Coast Sampler Sundance partnered with Potomac River Outfitters to…

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North Fork Smith River Sundance Kayak School

Welcome Lips!

Sundance Kayak School is proud to introduce the newest member of it’s family. Lips, the giant short bus! The History of Lips The Rogue River is rich with legends. Spoken in hushed tones while floating through the Rogue’s deep canyons, and around the campfire, you might hear tales of an ancient beast that roams the…

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Aaron Blau First Descents Photographer

Aaron Blau’s Sundance Experience

We were fortunate enough to meet kayaker and photographer, Aaron Blau, from Denver, Colorado. Aaron (or Blah! as we came to know him) volunteered a week of his time to First Descents as a photographer for one of our kayak camps on the Rogue River. Here’s a little write-up Blah sent us about his Sundance…

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Debris Removal South Fork Smith River

Smith River Clean Up

Giving Back to the Smith River Every year the Smith River Alliance organizes a clean up of the Smith River National Recreation Area. This is no small task. Tires, mattresses, a water heater and lots of trash were removed during this years effort with over 40 volunteers. Seeing as the Smith River is my all time…

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Hannah kayaking at First Descents

Hannah’s Inspirational Kayak Story

The question of why do I want to kayak is a good one. It is something that I have given a lot of thought to over the last month and this would be my best answer: When I was at my week long First Descents program people kept saying the river is a great equalizer,…

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Reading Water and Rapid Classification

The river has a unique way of communicating and unfolding its secrets.  If you listen you will find the river carries a constant and ever graceful song that is measured at a rate of cubic feet per second (cfs).  As you sit by its side and navigate the moving waters you will also find that…

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Youth Kayak Scholarship & Discounts Available

Our monthly newsletter has youth kayak scholarship & discount opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the savings and grow your kayak skills. Here’s a recap of our recent newsletter: Youth Kayak Camp Scholarship Do you know a child who would benefit from a youth kayak camp? Sundance Kayak School is offering a kayak…

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