- New For 2022!
To be the best you need to learn from the best!
Hone your advanced skills toward running creeks and more advanced lines! This one-day clinic, for advanced kayak paddlers only, teaches the specific techniques of creeking including boofing, catching micro-eddies, setting up safety and reading steep rapids on the fly. The clinic will be held on a local class IV river.
This clinic is taught by top river runners who pass on their years of experience and in-depth knowledge of creeking technique. Our instructor to student ratio for this clinic is 1:3. We stress the use of good judgment in analyzing routes and minimizing risk.
Prerequisite skills include class IV paddling ability including catching small eddies in power whitewater, ferrying and confidence. *A solid class III-IV combat roll is required.* This course is often held on narrow, shallow, high speed, low volume rivers. We recommend that you have prior experience running the Dryway or rivers of similar characteristics and class.
If you are interested in stepping up your paddling to the Dryway level, we recommend calling us at 413-339-4010 so we can help you find a clinic that would be a great match and experience for you.
While some of the flatwater areas we use are quite warm in June, July, and August, the Deerfield River is always cool (especially the Dryway), regardless of the time of year or air temperature. When packing your paddling clothes, please plan accordingly, especially if you are coming early or late in the season (April, May, September, and October). Our clinics will run rain or shine.
Wear items such as:
Other items to bring:
Zoar Outdoor will provide:
If you own your own equipment, we suggest you use it in the clinic to get used to its quirks.
We provide a catered picnic-style lunch on all our full day clinics.
The following statement is required by state law: “Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.”
We do not use nuts in our food, but can not guarantee that the ingredients in our meals do not contain nuts or other food allergens. If you have food allergies or other special dietary needs, we strongly suggest you bring your own bag lunch in non-glass containers and we will pack it with the other lunches on your trip. Please inform our office at 413-339-4010 or [email protected] if you intend to do this.
(If you own your own equipment, we suggest you use it in the clinic to get used to its quirks. It is always great practice to bring your throw rope!)