Due to COVID19 we have changed our offerings. We are in the process of adding a number of group classes for both lake and river settings. For group lessons, a lake lesson is required before moving to the river. GROUP LESSON INFORMATION COMING SOON!
Private lessons are offered for lake lessons and river lessons. For all beginners, lessons start on flatwater to learn the requisite skills needed to proceed to moving water. Lake lessons will take place from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Chatfield State Park. River classes take place on the Colorado River from 9am - 3pm near Dotsero, Colorado. There is the potential for a few early season lessons to run in the Denver metro area on the South Platte River, although there is frequently not enough water to provide a positive learning environment (sometimes there is no water).
Masks will be required for all participants when off the water, so please bring your mask and a personal drybag or ziplock bag with you for your mask. Social distancing will be encouraged during on water activities.
For booking information for private lake lessons, click the link below.
This full day lake lesson begins at 8:30am and continues until 3pm at Chatfield State Park. The lesson includes boats, paddles, skirts, PFDs, wetsuit jackets, and booties. We will cover paddling conditions, equipment, wet exits, kayaking fundamentals, paddle strokes, and bow rescues. Click below for details.
For groups of 4 or more, enjoy the discounted rate of $150 per person.* This full day lake lesson begins at 8:30am and lasts until 3pm. The lesson takes place at Chatfield State Park and includes boats, paddles, skirts, PFDs, wetsuit jackets, and booties.
This full day river lesson begins at 9am and ends around 3pm. Classes take place on the Colorado River near Dotsero, CO, and include boats, paddles, skirts, PFDs, wetsuit jackets, and booties. For those interested in learning to paddle on the South Platte in Denver, please contact our office.
For groups of 4 or more, enjoy the discounted rate of $225 per person*. This full day river lesson begins at 9am and ends around 3pm. Classes take place on the Colorado River near Dotsero, CO, and include boats, paddles, skirts, PFDs, wetsuit jackets, and booties.
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Thank you for your interest! We are busy updating our 2021 calendar as COVID restrictions change. We have been releasing additional classes in increments and updating our site regularly. Open pool is now available in Golden on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pool roll clinics coming soon.
Summer group lessons will be made available shortly. For all other instruction, please call to book a private lesson.