Hello Kayaker Friends,
So isn’t it time to join me on the Ottawa River for a week long paddling camp and vacation? This is as good as it gets for a learning environment here at Ottawa Kayak School. We have the incredible Ottawa River in July, averaging around 15,000 cfs and 70 degrees at that time of year. Two separate channels sharing the same put-in and take-out make the 5 mile stretch a kayakers dream. I will be breaking the instruction into several distinct courses each day. We will take our rolling and bracing to the next level, learning hand rolls, speed rolls, offside, onside, and every which way, with a goal of bombproofing your roll. You will learn the EJ’s Strokes and Concepts program, which will be a fun way to lay down the right foundation, or erase bad habits for river running, playboating, or even racing. There will be more playboating than your body can handle, guaranteed. How much you can do simply depends on your fitness level.
You won’t get off the river with energy left over. We will learn a variety of key river running skills and put them to the test. Our week will include fun extra curricular activities, like a jet boat dinner and cruise from the takeout back to the resort on Thursday nights, Kayak School party night. At the end of the week you will receive a feedback sheet filled out by me, that you can use to coach yourself back at home.
If you don’t have 5 days, but can meet me for the weekend, that is cool too. We’ll condense the curriculum and keep the playtime open as well so that you can get an intense two days and get to enjoy the Ottawa to its fullest. Same concepts as the five day, skipping the boat cruise and video, but we’ll cover each area of instruction, just not as in depth.EJ