TEENAGE (13-17 YRS) WHITEWATER SKILLS CAMP 15 DAYS: All inclusive meals & lodging i.e. (camping multi day river expeditions)
This course is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of river running, the reparation environment, the need to understand and protect it plus river rescue techniques. It will also facilitate opening lines of communication, enhancing self-image, improving group interaction and emphasizing self-reliance skills.
The focus is to develop river-running competence in a variety of craft. These include paddle and oar power rafts, kayaks, canoes and inflatable kayaks. Participants can chose to specialize in one or two modes of river travel or experiment with all options. As the basics of reading and understanding the hydraulics of the river is a primary skill, the ability to move comfortably from one craft to another will be greatly enhanced.
Dvorak’s wants your course to be exciting; you should expect the unexpected. Many of the course activities are well publicized, but you will probably find some surprises. We want to give you something you can take away with you– hopefully a sense of appreciation for what you can do!
Minimum impact camping techniques will be taught and stressed as will an environmental awareness that will carry beyond the river. The scope of the camp is participatory in nature and attendees will be involved in all aspects of wilderness river expeditions. Ages 13-17 years: In response to the demand for a wilderness oriented whitewater skills training for youths under 18, Dvorak Expeditions has added this 15-day whitewater course. It was specially designed to teach not only the value of river wilderness, ecology and minimum impact camping, but preservation of these resources. We teach the necessary river skills and safety techniques needed while giving individuals the chance to negotiate numerous rivers and improve their abilities in a variety of crafts: rafts, kayaks, canoes and inflatable kayaks. Meeting and Travel arrangements need to be made through our main office. Pick ups from the Airport (Denver or Colorado Springs) can be arranged. Optional meeting location is Grand Junction, CO by special arrangement only for late arrival students.