Our youth river skills class is perfect for kids who want to get on the water in all types of crafts, and get an introduction to whitewater skills! This class will cover the basics of reading water, river hydrology, river safety, whitewater swimming and more.
The first day start with getting to know the kids and the instructors. We will have time to discuss any other river experiences the kids have had, and what they want to accomplish during the week! From there we will give out gear, and learn how to care for it. After this we will use our onsite pool to begin to learn some basic skills like wet exits or strokes. From there we will head to a flat section of the Animas or the lake to play games and get more comfortable in our boats!
The rest of the week will follow the same plan as the first day but we will be able to take out all kinds of different crafts on the water. The kids can choose between stand up paddleboards, inflatable kayaks or hardshell whitewater boats. This gives the kids the chance to experience all the different ways to enjoy time on the water! This class is 5 days and 4 hours daily. All the necessary gear, transportation and instructors are included.
The Southwest can have very sudden and unpredictable changes in weather. All classes run rain or shine, unless there are weather related safety concerns. All programs may be changed at our discretion.To keep our classes affordable, we must fill a program with a minimum amount of participants. We reserve the right to cancel the program if the minimum amount of participants is not met. A full refund will be provided if a class is cancelled, and you will be notified no later than 48 hours before the beginning of the class.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please do so 48 hours or more before the beginning of the class. Cancellations within 48 hours of the beginning of the program are non- refundable. If you wish to reschedule within 48 hours before the beginning of the program, we can provide a 50% credit towards the rescheduled class.
Thank you for signing up with 4Corners Paddle School! If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 970-259-3893.