Accelerated White Water Kayak Instruction

Current Adventures whitewater kayaking instruction
Another new kayaker honing her whitewater skills!

Accelerated Whitewater Kayak Instruction Camp – Beginning
(South Fork American River )

( See below for Intermediate/Advanced and Trinity River options)

These 4-day whitewater kayak instruction camps are for paddlers interested in learning and progressing more quickly than our regular series of 2 day programs allows. One must be in good physical condition to address 4 days in a row and confident they’ll advance more quickly than the average participant. Space is limited, so sign up early!
It’s perfect for athletic beginners, sea kayakers or folks who’ve paddled on the river previously but without formal instruction. We teach the fundamental whitewater kayaking skills before bad habits develop. Includes all equipment and roll instruction in our large 20X40 on-site instructional pool!

4 Day Beginner Camps  ( 4 days, 3 nights ) –South Fork American River
Cost:  $726 for 4 days  (add riverside camping for $18/person/night)
Location: South Fork American River.


2024 Dates:


18-21        Thu – Sun


16-19        Thu – Sun

30-6/2       Thu – Sun


13-16         Thu – Sun


11-14 Thu – Sun

25-28          Thu – Sun


15-18           Thu – Sun

29-10/1        Thu – Sun


26-29            Thu – Sun

Cost:  $726 for 4 days  (add riverside camping for $18/person/night)
Location: South Fork American River.

Client Comments: I was not disappointed in any way by my visit to Lotus.  I have never had such good instruction, to say nothing of the gorgeous venue.  My onside roll has taken a quantum leap for the better as I have incorporated the things I learned in April.  My river running is better too, thanks to Jason. ” R. Lind

Intermediate Skill Builder 3-day   (South Fork American River)

Our Accelerated Intermediate Whitewater kayak instruction camp is the best value for enhancing your kayaking skills up to the Class III+ level quickly and effectively.  We’ll work on developing a strong  river kayak roll , river running confidence, and solid Class III to III+ skills and techniques.

  • Would you like to be a solid, confident paddler on runs like Chili Bar, Gorge, Shirttail and more?  
  • Do you still feel the need for others to guide or run safety for you on every paddle?
  • Become a self-sufficient paddler and expand where and with whom you can boat! Includes all equipment and kayak roll instruction in our large 20X40 on-site instructional pool!
Current Adventures Kayak School
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“Water flows in the South Fork American River result from releases from hydroelectric facilities located upstream. Such water releases are not subject to the control of El Dorado County or rafting companies operating under Permits from the County of El Dorado.”

 Accelerated Whitewater Kayak Instruction Camp  -Intermediate/Advanced
Trinity River)

The Trinity River is an excellent river to learn to whitewater kayak with over 20 miles of available runs from Class I to Class III+. With very few other boaters, there is little competition for the warm water & fun rapids. We’ll be camping along the fabulous Trinity River with warm nights and warmer days.

Prerequisite: Previous RK1 & RK2, along with additional paddling experience or comparable whitewater kayak instruction  and some previous kayak roll instruction.

Current Adventures operates under a special use permit from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to operate on the Trinity River and is a non-discriminating and equal opportunity service provider. For more information related to our federal permits or on how to file a complaint please click here.

Whatever your current skill level, Current Adventures has a whitewater kayak instruction program to fit your needs. Call us at 1-888-4kayaking (1-888-452-9254) and we’d be happy to get you signed up for the right program today!

“This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at , or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.” [WJ-F1] [WJF2] 

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