The outfitters shop biggest event of the summer! Zoar Outdoor’s DemoFest is the place to be this June! Sign up for clinics and/or demo a boat on the Deerfield River. Stop by The Outfitters Shop to save on the gear!
Zoar Outdoor offers white water kayaking and canoeing lessons on the Deerfield River in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts to suit every level of paddler, from paddling for beginners to advanced. We also offer a variety of river running and SUP clinics, river safety courses, and rentals.
Our kayaking and canoeing instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and tailor every clinic to your needs. Whether you are interested in an introduction to the sport of kayaking or canoeing or taking your paddling skills to the next level with a playboating, river rescue or other clinic, our paddlesports school has a course for you.
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Whether your goal is to use Class II as a stepping stone to kayaking more difficult whitewater or as a destination in itself, the skills taught in this class will serve you well.
ACA Instructor Certification workshops are designed for individuals who want to teach moving water, flatwater, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, SUP or swiftwater rescue.
This one-day clinic is ideal for intermediate kayakers who want to learn the basic fun moves to “play” their way down the river, learning stern squirts, enders, cartwheels, and more!
In this intensive one-day clinic, you’ll learn advanced freestyle kayaking from Jim Sullivan, including multiple ends of a cartwheel, advanced flat spinning, and looping.
This one-day clinic, for advanced closed canoe and kayak paddlers only, teaches the specific techniques of creeking, including boofing, catching micro-eddies, and more.