Beginners Courses

Become more awesome, learn how to kayak!

The club runs 2 beginners courses each year in October and November. Each course is 2 weeks long and includes all the required gear that you’ll need.

The beginners courses are taught by club members. The format includes 2 weekday evening pool sessions prior to each weekend (4 pool sessions in total). The first weekend consists of 2 half days close to Christchurch and the second weekend is 2 full days spent near the river (it is an overnight weekend). In addition new paddlers are strongly encouraged to come on the Show Weekend trip to consolidate their skills before heading out on other club trips. For safety reasons we reserve the right not to take paddlers on club trips when they have not yet developed the required skills.

The cost per course is $350. Payment is due into the Whitewater Canoe Club account: 03 1592 0082891 00 (Westpac, reference: your name) at least two weeks before the course starts.

If you wish to find out more contact Kelly O’Hagan, Instruction Officer .

To apply for a beginners course please download the form below, fill out and then email a copy to the email address on the form.