Join us on this three day, raft supported, whitewater kayaking camp and gain the practical experience needed to become a more refined paddler.

Ready to become a well refined paddler but having difficulty acquiring the experience? Becoming a developed whitewater kayaker can be hard as it requires experienced partners, specialized equipment, and lots of time and practice. Well, we can offer you all of those things and more on our three day, raft supported, Lower Deschutes whitewater camp. Let our expert instructors guide your whitewater development while on the water then host your camping experience once off. Not only do we pride ourselves on excellent whitewater instruction but our cooking. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills, camp in the Lower Deschutes River canyon, and eat excellent Tumalo Creek signature meals.

This camp is intended for those paddlers who have already participated in our Full Immersion Course, Intermediate Whitewater Weekend, and roll sessions. We created this course for the “intermediate” paddler who has already obtained basic whitewater knowledge and a roll. We will paddle up to class III+/IV on this trip so it is important to have some experience coming in.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Transportation
  • kayak and raft equipment
  • All food and non alcoholic beverages
  • Instruction and entertainment

Participant Provides

  • Paddling Attire
  • In camp cloths and shoes
  • Personal camping equipment
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection
  • Large drybag (big enough to fit personal items)
  • Kayakin equipment (if you have your own)

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 97756


Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

Overnight Lessons/Tours: 30 days prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes.
No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 30 day period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees and/or deposits.

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.


Although this course is primarily intended for paddlers seeking refinement and practical experience, we aim to share the river life with everyone! Non paddling family members or friends are welcome on this outing as well. If you have someone you want to share the experience with, let us know. Multi day raft trips our one of our favorite activities and trust me, even if your not receiving instruction, their is still plenty of entertainment.


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.