Sundance has a long history of whitewater kayaking instruction on the Rogue River. Experience and world class instructors combine to make Sundance the leading kayak instruction school in the Northwest.
Beginning Kayak School
Dates: June 30 – July 8, 2013
Duration: 9 days
Intermediate Kayak School
Dates: July 4 – 8 and August 1 – 5, 2013
Duration: 5 days
Paddlers in the Intermediate Kayak School spend 1 day warming up on the upper section of the Rogue River and then head down the Wild and Scenic section for a 5 day, raft-supported river trip. Those looking for more warm up can join us for the 8 day Beginner Kayak School.
“My family loved every moment of our week long kayaking school. We can’t wait for our next trip!” – Lauren Kutzcher (Berkeley, CA)
Whether you bring your family and friends or you decide to come solo, it’s sure to be a memorable and amazing experience.
Our instructors are excited to share their love of whitewater kayaking. Their emphasis on safety and skills ensure that you are learning the correct paddling techniques. Students are shown how to study the rapids of the Rogue, note the line of descent and paddle through with confidence. With plenty of flatwater to practice and perfect maneuvers, as well as multiple Class II and III rapids to challenge you, you’ll emerge from the Rogue with an array of river knowledge and a passion for paddling.
Our Classroom – The Rogue River
The Rogue offers the perfect conditions to help kayakers hone their skills: dependable water levels, warm water, easy stretches of river for teaching the basics and a 35 mile stretch of federally protected river to put those newly learned skills to the test.
Mention the Rogue and people connect it with thoughts of rugged canyons, whitewater, gold-mining and fishing. Native peoples flourished on the massive salmon runs and left telltale tools and fire pits along the Rogue as many as 10,000 years ago. The gold miners came in the 1850s and pulled out large amounts of gold, working the Rogue’s gravel bars and creeks. In the 1920s, Zane Grey championed the cause of protecting the steelhead by publishing stories of his epic river journeys down the wild Rogue River. His journalized accounts of battling huge steelhead on fly rods and rowing the Rogue’s wild whitewater captured the fancy of the nation.
Today, the Rogue is one of America’s premier rivers. It combines joyous and exciting whitewater with wilderness scenery, atmosphere and wildlife. The Rogue was unique enough that it was one of the eight rivers originally protected by the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Other rivers have since been included in this select group, but the Rogue holds its place as one of the finest river experiences available anywhere.