Inflatable Kayak (Duckie)
The Inflatable Kayak ("Duckie") allows you to take your whitewater adventure to the next level. Developed by whitewater pioneers in Maryland and West Virginia, Duckies allow paddlers to explore whitewater rapids without needing all of the technical skills used with traditional kayaks and represent a much more ‘intimate’ experience with the whitewater. All necessary gear is provided.
You must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
Introductory Kayaking Class
Paddling a kayak is the most immersive and exciting boating experience possible. Whitewater kayaks are designed for stability and maneuverability through rapids. The ASCI traditional kayak introductory class is the quickest way to dip your toe into this lifelong activity. You will learn the A-B-C's of outfitting, boat nomenclature, entry and exit, and basic paddle strokes. Intrepid students may run the 'big drop' into the ASCI pond on their first lesson. All gear provided.
Kayak Roll Class
The 'Eskimo' roll allows a paddler who has flipped over in the rapids to 'right' themselves back up. This is mainly a safety technique that is required for any whitewater paddling that is Class III and above. A roll is required in order to paddle on the ASCI whitewater course.
Kayak Private Instruction
The best way to learn how to kayak or improve your skills is to get focused private instruction in one-on-one or small group sessions. Instead of offering an array of clinics, ASCI specializes in providing on-sight whitewater instruction, using the range of rapids and easy access of the whitewater course. All gear is provided.