Dive into adventure with expedition paddling, a weeklong camp for 5th – 6th graders ready to take their paddling skills to the next level.* Campers will spend the week alongside the American River, a three-forked waterway in the scenic Sierra Foothills that offers some of the best rafting in the state. They’ll spend every day on the water, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and whitewater rafting, and every night on dry land, camping under the stars.
Supported by two experienced Avid4 Adventure staffers and professional guides from American Whitewater Expeditions, the team of up to 13 campers will explore the American, honing their paddling skills as they raft and kayak the river’s rapids. They’ll also venture to nearby lakes to perfect their flatwater skills in kayaks and on stand up paddleboards. When they’re not paddling, campers will turn their attention to the art of camping, learning to cook their own meals, and sleep comfortably in the great outdoors.
After a week soaking up new skills, forging friendships and deepening their appreciation of the natural world, expedition campers will come away with fresh reserves of confidence, energized for their next adventure.
* While beginning paddlers are welcome, participants should have some previous experience paddling in standing or moving water, be comfortable being fully submerged in water for short periods of time and feel excited to spend five full days on watercraft.