Weekend Programs

Listed below you will find a list and descriptions of all programs that we offer over weekends and extended weekends. There is no certification associated with this program.

Blue Hill Weekend

$400

19-20 May (Large Tide Range) Competent Paddler

2-3 June (Medium Tidal Range) Beyond the Basics

Group Size: 6 people

Location: Blue Hill, Maine

Looking to develop skills required to work in a tidal paddling environment?   During this two day program, the Blue Hill environment offers us a versatile teaching environment. The focus for the sessions will be on mastering crossing eddy lines, effective use of stroke for placement on a wave, surfing a standing wave, stability, and dynamic movement. The blue Hill environment is a comfortable safe environment to work on al the skills listed above.

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Aims of the program
  • Build confidence in tidal streams, crossing currents and pealing out.
  • Develop the skills necessary for placement of a standing wave
  • Develop strategies for approaching standing waves
  • Develop confidence in lumpy water

Downeast Maine long weekend

$550

19-22 July

Group Size: 5

Difficulty: Competent paddler

This program is new in 2018. This four-day program will give you a taste of what Downeast Maine has to offer. Day one will be spent touring the Mountain Desert Island area. (Best know as Bar Harbour). Day two will take you rock hoping to work on the skills in and around the rocks, Day three and four you will visit and paddle the Blue Hill standing wave feature. The programs are a combination of skill building, playing around the rocks and playing in the tidal stream of Blue Hill.

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Aim of the program
  • Develop skills to work in a dynamic coastal environment
  • Enjoy what Downeast Maine has to offer sea kayakers
  • A sea kayaking vacation in Maine

Sea Kayakers Take 2 The River

$450

28 -30 July

Group Size: 4

Difficulty: Beyond the Basics

Location: Penobscot River, Maine

This 3-day  program will be held on the west branch of the Penobscot River and will focus on building skills and introduce you to the dynamic world of whitewater kayaking.  Whitewater kayaks will develop your ability to read water, anticipate support and provide you with ample opportunities to work on trim, balance and effective use of edges. If you are looking to build confidence in the lumpy water on the sea this program will be perfect for your personal development.

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Aim of the program
  • Take sea kayakers out of their comfort zone and explore a new environment
  • Develop the skills for reading river features
  • Build confidence to bring back to an ocean environment
  • Have fun on the river

Dover Rock Hopping Weekend

$300

September 15-16

Group Size: 6

Difficulty: Competent Paddler

The West Dove and Peggy’s Cove area is littered with rock outcroppings that provide a unique opportunity for the group to play in a number of great rock hopping environment.  We have access to slots, pourovers, rock walls and plenty of places to build confidence, timing, and placement in a safe and enjoyable location.  Rock hopping is dynamically enjoyable to use the energy of the ocean to put a smile on your face. We know you will enjoy this program if you are looking to work on your rock hopping skills and leadership in this unique environemnt,

 

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Aim of the program
  • Work in a dynamic environment where the waves meets the shore
  • Practice skills pertaining to timing, placements and reading swell as it pertains to rock hopping
  • Identify areas that are safe to play and ones that you should avoid
  • Practice rescues and group management in this environment

Brier Island Weekend

$400

July 14-15

Group Size: 6

Difficulty: Competent Paddler

Stuck out in the Bay of Fundy are two small Islands Brier and Long Island. The water that moves up into the Bay of Fundy every tidal cycle is forced around these two Islands causing some very interesting places to paddle. This program has been developed for the competent paddler who is looking for more control in moving water in a dynamic ever-changing environment. Individuals who are looking to work on leadership in dynamic waters will also learn and enjoy from this program. During this program, you will have ample amount of time to paddle the Brier Island environment using the Ebb and the flood tidal streams.

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Aim of the program
  • Learn strategies for working in a dynamic tidal environment
  • Practice personal competence in placement, time and movement in tidal environments.
  • Practice group awareness and incident management in a tidal environment.
  • Visit one of the nicest coastal communities in Nova Scotia and experience island living at it’s best

Argyle River Weekend

$250

April 28-29

Group Size: 4

Difficulty: Beyond the Basics

Argyle river is located in Southwestern Nova Scotia.  The tidal current that is created here is a great environment to introduce individual to tidal currents, crossing eddies and working in a moving water environment. During the morning we will work on developing the techniques to work in this environment and then implement these in the afternoon.

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  • Learn strategies for working in a tidal environments
  • Develop confidence in tidal currents
  • Practice personal competence in placement, time and movement in tidal environments.