During this beginner kayak clinic, our river time focuses on fundamental river skills such as leans, setting angles, and performing eddy turns and peel outs.
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, in both Charlemont, MA & Wilmington, VT.
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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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.
Whatever your plans for the day, our touring kayaks available for rent will help make them a reality. Enjoy kayaking in Vermont with our convenient rentals.
Head out on the water with Zoar Adventure Center’s stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) to explore the beautiful lakes of Southern Vermont.
Enroll in this course for an intensive review and retesting of the WFR curriculum with an update on CPR and other updates where protocols or treatment options may have changed.
The Upper West River Run is a great way to go kayaking or canoeing on this quintessential Class III run in southern Vermont.
This powerful run is a great place for strong advanced beginner and intermediate kayakers and canoeists to gain experience with bigger, more pushy rapids.
ACA Instructor Certification workshops are designed for individuals who want to teach moving water, flatwater, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, SUP or swiftwater rescue.
All LGBTQ+ people and allies are invited to paddle down the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River on Saturday, June 8.