Menu

Whitewater Kayak Classes

Instructional classes are ending. Fall/Winter group and private instruction are available on demand. Drysuits will be provided at no extra charge. To book please call 916 851-3600 or email classes@calkayak.com 

Click here to view the dreamflows.com chart of water flow coming out of Chilibar dam.

October Special: 10% off!

Custom Class / Private Whitewater Instruction

Tailored to fit your learning style and pace -- and your personal schedule -- Private Instruction allows you to get exactly what you want out of a class. You can also request your favorite instructor time and time again!

Cost: Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

1 Student: $349      2 Students: $249 - Per Person     3 Students: $199 - Per Person  

Note: CCK has permits for the South Fork American and Trinity Rivers.

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required for a private class; however, good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Please call 916-851-3600 or email: classes@calkayak.com to set up your custom class.

 

Book Online Now



Whitewater Kayak 101 (Two Day)

whitewater Essential

Start exploring rivers the right way with professional instruction from California Canoe & Kayak. Reliable flows and great weather make the South Fork American River one of the best rivers to learn on in the world. This two day class will cover balance and control of the kayak, self-rescue and safety fundamentals while learning to navigate rapids up to Class II. We emphasize safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition using sit-inside kayaks. This class typically covers the parts of the South Fork from Marshall Gold to Camp Lotus.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Lotus

Cost: Was $249, Now $224.10 Minimum Enrollment:  Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 days)

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required; however, the Whitewater Splash Kayak QuickStart is recommended. Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for Whitewater Kayaking Essentials is 14 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

 

Book Online Now


Guided Whitewater Trip


whitewater quickstartThis class is for those who have completed our 101 or 201 classes, and are looking for more experience before taking on bigger water.  Paddle with a guide who will keep you safe and give you pointers that to refine your skill and give you confidence!

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to HLP or Greenwood

Cost: Was $129,  Now $116.10 (10% off through September!) Minimum Enrollment:  Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 101.  Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for Whitewater Splash Kayak QuickStart is 14 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

 

Book Online Now 


Whitewater Kayak 201 (Two Day)

river runningThis two day class is for those who want to take their whitewater skills to the next level.  The class expands upon the techniques learned in Whitewater 101, introducing jet ferrying, more dynamic eddy catching, and river running strategy.  The class utilizes a longer stretch of river with more dynamic rapids, covering the complete Coloma to Greenwood Creek run.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Greenwood Creek

Cost: was $249,  Now $224.10  Minimum Enrollment:  Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 days)

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 101 or equivalent training and experience. Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 14 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 

Book Online Now


Whitewater Kayak 301 (Two Day)

advanced whitewaterThis class expands takes skills learned in the 201 class to the next level, with more challenging waters as you take on the Gorge run.

Location: CCK Coloma Outpost and the South Fork American River from Coloma to Salmon Falls

Cost: Was $249, Now $224.10 Minimum Enrollment:  Includes kayak, kayaking equipment and river permit.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Two Days)

Prerequisite: Whitewater Kayak 201 or equivalent training and experience, plus a solid roll. Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; river kayaking can be strenuous! The minimum age for this class is 14 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

 

Book Online Now