About the trip
Is your little River Rat looking for some fun with other like minded River Rats? This is a wonderful way for your little one to gain a fun, safe and rewarding introduction to river running. With an emphasis on safety and team work, this camp is sure to inspire a
- 4 Full Days of fun with certified kayak instructors
- Introduction to all aspects of kayaking
- Learn about swift water safety through fun and games
- Learn about flora and fauna of Northern New Mexico
This trip meets at our private, Rio Grande Headquarters which is conveniently located 1 hour north of Santa Fe and 30 min. south of Taos. Our fully stocked Headquarters and Outfitters Shop is in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge right across the street from the river, less than 1 mile from the finishing point of the most popular trips and offers safe, secure parking in our private parking lot.
For directions to our Rio Grande Headquarters click here!
What time of year are you courses offered?
Dates for all of our ACA certification courses in December and January and vary year to year. We usually offer courses in the Spring and Fall. Our custom courses are available at different times throughout the season, please contact our helpful reservation staff for more information and to reserve your space.
What kind of certification will I receive?
Our ACA courses have the opportunity to receive up to a level 4 certification in each skill. Certifications are determined by class participation, understanding of the material and skills.
Who will my instructors be?
All of our instructors are industry leaders with a high level of skill and experience. Their patient, knowledgeable approach to each skill will set you up for not only a fruitful but fun experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Four days of river fun for young kayakers! Get started or continue your youngster’s love of the river with the best kayak school in New Mexico. Engaging and encouraging instructors will teach kayaking skills and river safety in the best of outdoor classrooms, The Rio Grande Gorge. This camp is appropriate for children ages 8 to 12; no previous kayaking experience required.
We’ll also work hard to challenge the students’ creativity, both on and off the water, with cool projects throughout the camp. It is our goal in this program to encourage each child to play in the outdoors and practice their paddling skills long after our camp has ended. As some of the world’s best paddlers – who live right here in the Gorge – will tell you: continuity, repetition and persistence are the best way to develop solid skills and good paddling habits. Although we may focus on paddling, there will still be plenty of time for everyone to develop good friendships. This connection is what rivers do for all of us and we look forward to introducing your kids this important connection with rivers!