Dive into adventure with our Advanced Paddling Expedition, a weeklong camp for campers who already have previous paddling experience and are ready to take their paddling skills to the next level.* For the camper who has over 3 days of hard skirted kayak experience, feels comfortable executing a wet exit in a current, can catch an eddy and successfully bow draw. They will continue to increase their technical skills in 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 a Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, the team of up to 13 campers will practice more advanced paddling skills as they raft and kayak the river’s rapids. They’ll also venture to nearby lakes to work on their kayak rolling and off to more advanced rapids to work on edge control. When they’re not paddling, campers will turn their attention to the art of camping, learning to cook, clean 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.
Difficulty Rating: 4– Advanced Level Adventure: For the camper seeking a more vigorous activity level through specialized activity days. These trips also focus on building more advanced technical skills in the activity. Some trips may require previous experience in the activity.
Wilderness Rating: 1– Improved Site Camping: Campers sleep in basecamp tents. No access to showers, or running water. Campers will have access to portable toilets or pit toilets that do not have flush capabilities. All water is brought to site filtered and used for drinking, hand washing, and food preparation.
*Paddlers should have at least 3 days worth of paddle experience in skirted hard shell kayaks. Participants should know how to wet exit in current, catch an eddy, and bow draw. If you have taken our Avid4 Paddlesports course before, this is a great next level trip.