Whitewater Skills Builder - the best way to get gain experience between classes

Come join us on Thursday nights for our Whitewater Skill builder. Once of our many talented staff will provide individualized instruction based off of what you want to learn. This whitewater evening however, is not for beginners. These sessions are for those who already have a whitewater kayaking foundation and/or have taken our Full Immersion course. These evening clinics are best for those who need to gain experience in between courses.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Immersion Equipment

Participant Provides

  • Quick Drying Cloths
  • Water
  • Sun Protection
  • Towel and change of cloths for after

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

Meeting Location

805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6 Bend, OR 97702

+ CANCELLATION POLICY

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

One Day Lessons/Tours: 24 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 24 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

If you enjoy whitewater paddling, consider one of our more advanced offerings. We teach a 2.5 intermediate skill whitewater kayaking course and offer a 3 day raft supported whitewater kayaking camp.

+ 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.