This is a 2-day intermediate course taught on a variety of rivers in Middle and East TN. After graduating from our Canoeing-101 course, take this class for a smooth transition into the realm of river paddling. This is Class II and III whitewater.
This course features an evening 2½ hour indoor heated pool rolling training. Rolling is the safest and fastest self-rescue technique available for whitewater paddlers. Then we will head to the river to do some camping and paddling.
Skills You Will Learn:
• How to have a “bomb proof” roll
• River Progression
• River Reading Skills
• Paddling Techniques
• Playing on the River
Items You Need To Bring:
• Camping Gear
• Food for the Weekend (we may not be near restaurants-check with instructor)
• Water Bottle(s) and Waterproof Snacks
• Bathing Suit/Board Shorts and Synthetic Under-layers if its below 85 degrees
• Sunscreen and Sunglasses (Eyeglass Strap so you don’t lose them)
• Small Dry Bag
Items We Bring:
• Solo/Tandem Canoes
• Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
• Directions and Map to Lesson(s)
• ACA Certified Whitewater Canoe Instructors
Prerequisites: Canoeing-101 or equivalent. Good physical condition is important to ensure an enjoyable class; whitewater canoeing can be strenuous! The minimum age for Whitewater-201 is 12 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Summary: Weeknight rolling session followed by a weekend of whitewater paddling. Location will be determined by what rivers are running that weekend. You will automatically be emailed a detailed itinerary of the outing, skill instruction dates, as well as directions. We will take care of the rest!
Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.
Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.
We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.
Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.