PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE ALL OF THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT. No gear is included in the clinic fee. Participants must have at a minimum the following:
- Recreational kayak
- Personal flotation device
- Appropriate footwear (paddling booties, water shoes, etc.) is required. Thin, lower-profile shoes are suggested. Flip flops are not recommended because they will fall off. Sandals such as Tevas, Chacos are not recommended because they are hard to swim in.
- Also suggested is synthetic clothing such as the following, depending upon how cold-natured you are:
- Neoprene wetsuit (farmer John/Jane style with no sleeves)
- Paddling splash jacket or drytop
- Polyester fleece top
- Bathing suit (for the ladies a two-piece design tends to be easier when answering the call of nature in the woods…)
- Polypro underwear/long johns
- NO COTTON GARMENTS are permitted.
We also recommend the following:
- Plenty of bottled water
- Waterproof camera if desired
If you do not have your own gear, the following places can rent gear to you. Please call them to inquire about reserving a gear rental as rentals are NOT included or arranged through the clinic.
- Tuckaseegee Outfitters (Dillsboro, NC) – (Duckies Only) (888) 593-5050
- Whitewater Learning Center of Georgia (Atlanta, GA—Lenox area) – (404) 231-0042
- Go With the Flow (Roswell, GA) – (770) 992-3200
- The Outside World (Dawsonville, GA) – 866.375.BOAT(2628)
You must be able to swim and should not panic with your head under water.
Whitewater paddling is a physically and mentally challenging activity that requires fitness, flexibility, and a positive attitude in stressful situations. Kayaking is a high-risk activity for individuals with a history of shoulder dislocations. Applicants should discuss potential physical limitations with the Coordinator before signing up.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the lead instructor for the course,