Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 Whitewater Symposium

Join some of NOC's top instructors at the next Whitewater Symposium October 2-4, 2009, at Zoar Outdoor, near Charlemont, Massachusetts.

NOC's Paddling School has been involved with the Whitewater Symposium from the start and we highly recommend participation by all paddlers but especially for paddling program leaders and instructors.

There is something for everyone...especially club leaders!

The 2009 Whitewater Symposium has something for everyone, well not everyone, just everyone that has a true love for whitewater. For those of us that call in sick when it rains or plan our vacations around release schedules, this is one whitewater event that you will not want to miss.

The symposium is an opportunity for paddlers from across the world to get together with manufacturers, instructors, and club leaders to put their collective heads together and think outside the box and on the river.

The 2009 Symposium will help you:

* Learn How to Generate More Members
* Get the latest Safety Tips and Tricks
* Update your ACA Instructor Certification
* Network with other Club leaders and share ideas
* Learn how your club can help protect the rivers you love
* Pick up the latest instruction techniques from the best instructors in the country.

Check out this brief video intro from the folks at ZOAR.

Find out more at the Whitewater Symposium website.

We hope to see you on the Deerfield this fall!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Paddling School Video

No tips here, just a video of our our kayak instruction clinics. The video includes scenes of beginner to intermediate paddling instruction, starting with stroke mechanics and rolling on the flatwater of Fontana Lake to running Class III Nantahala Falls. While not all clinics or paddlers will tackle the Falls, most do follow a flatwater to beginner-friendly river section progression.

Two-day clinics are available on weeekends and five-day clinics during the work week, and both include the best kayak instruction available, cabin lodging, hearty meals, transportation to and from rivers/lakes and top-notch, model-year gear. Click here for more details and pricing.

We have weekly clinics all summer long. Call 888.905.7238 to sign up!