You are making a commitment to quality instruction, and we in turn extend the same commitment to you with private instruction. No catch phrases, no gimmicks, just quality instruction at the highest level. Whether just learning to kayak, or needing to improve – we are your coach.
If you are committed to becoming a better boaters, private instruction is the best method for learning to paddle. In a small hand-picked group of one to four, you have your own personal coach dedicated to helping you become a better boater.
Watch our instructors out teaching and you will be impressed. There is a focus – with the instructor wanting exactly what you want: for you to learn and to improve. They are able to adapt teaching techniques to accommodate your learning style and make sure you get the most out of your time. Progressive techniques are used to improve your rolling, playing used as a mechanism to gain more boat control, and river running used as the basis to improving your overall skills. We are proud of our group of instructors. They are committed to working with you you in your quest to become a better boater!
It is all about You! For you individually, or your group of up to four, the day is yours to learn as much as you can.
You have the choice between half-day and full day instruction
- The price of private instruction includes everything you will need to spend time on the river.
- Full Day instruction is scheduled from 9-5, and includes your personal instructor, all essential kayak gear, and transportation. We do ask that you bring your own lunch and/or snacks to keep your energy up throughout the day.
- Half Day instruction is available for experienced kayakers seeking a tune up on specific issues. Half day is not available for beginning instruction. Times are scheduled from 9-12:30 or 1:30-5, on a space available basis not including weekends. Shuttle logistics are part of instruction time.
- Private Instruction is for your group of one to four.
|Pricing for Private Instruction|
| Full Day Instruction
||Half Day Instruction|
|1 person: $250
2 people: $350
3 people: $390
4 people: $440
|1 person: $175
2 people: $222
3 people: 246
4 people: $270
|For those who come equipped with a kayak-ready vehicle, we are happy to extend a discount for transportation:|
|Full Day Instruction w/mileage discount||Half Day Instruction w/mileage discount*|
|1 person: $220
2 people: $320
3 people: $360
4 people: $400
| 1 person: $150
2 people: $192
3 people: $216
4 people: $240
Never Stop Learning to kayak!
Whether it is your first day in a kayak or your day for learning playboating moves, private instruction offers you the greatest value for your time commitment. If you are a beginner, we will help you become comfortable on the water and build a solid foundation. If you are an experienced boater, we will focus on improving upon your technique and learning new moves.
WHEN TO SCHEDULE YOUR INSTRUCTION
Private instruction is designed to fit your schedule — whether you have just one day or a full week. We offer instruction seven days/week. Whether looking for an introduction to whitewater kayaking or a tune-up on your skills, you may chose from a single day of instruction to multiple days concurrently, or spread apart. Choose the day or days you want and contact us to reserve your time with one of our instructors.
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION TOPICS
Our teaching evolves as the sport changes, but we never lose sight of the important of a solid foundation. We spend time putting into words many of the specific instruction topics to give you information to follow up on after a great day of instruction. Included are some of the foundation concepts developed by the ERA instructors. Spend time perusing articles written by our staff on the techniques we have developed to help you be a better boater!