A continuation of our full immersion. Learn to pick apart rapids, slow things down, and make difficult sections of river more manageable as you develop your skills and confidence.

A continuation of our full immersion with an emphasis on precision river running and the addition of essential risk management and safety techniques. Learn to pick apart rapids, slow things down, and make difficult sections of river more manageable as you develop your skills and confidence.

The overall goal of this course is to provide you with enough skills to confidently run rivers with a group of your peers. We will teach you how to decide when a rapids worth running or its time to walk around.

This course is suitable for those who have taken our Full Immersion course or have equivalent class II-III river running skills.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Boat, paddle, skirt, and helmet
  • Immersion gear (wet or dry suit)

Participant Provides

  • Lunches and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Extra layers (no cotton)
  • Change of chlothes

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.

Meeting Location

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97702 541 317-9407

+ CANCELLATION POLICY

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

Multi Day Lessons/Tours: 48 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 48 hour period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to; low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TCKC’s control.

+ OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

You or someone you know may also be interested in our Women's Specific Whitewater Class that we recommend to those who would benefit from an all-female environment.

This summer we'll be teaching roll sessions every Thursday in our on site pool.

Most exciting we are now offering a three day, raft supported, whitewater kayaking camp! You'll be primed and ready for this trip after taking the Intermediate Course. Come join us on the river for great paddling, camping, instruction, and food.

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+ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I bring my own gear?

If you have your own gear and or boat you are more than welcome to bring your gear to the classes. It is always good to practice in the same equipment you will use after the class.

Can kids come to these lessons?

We have a strict age requirement of 15 for standard lessons. If you have a child younger than 15 please check out our offerings for Tumalo Kids or email [email protected] to get information on private classes.

Do I have to get on the water?

If you are taking a class we do require you to come out on the water and practice the techniques we are covering. Though we start on land most of our instruction is on the water so students can try the new skill in real time.

Do I have to participate in the self rescue?

It is entirely optional but highly recommended that you try your hand at a self rescue during class. Practice makes perfect and what better way to practice than by having a certified instructor right there with you.

Will I fall in?

It is entirely possible that you will fall in the water. We will always suit you up with all of the necessary safety gear for the discipline you are participating in, and our certified instructors are well versed in water rescues. But still, be prepared to swim.