White water kayaking skills weekend 20-21April2024
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Event Details
When:
Sat 20th Apr 2024 (6am) to Sun 21st Apr 2024 (8pm)
Where:
Childowla
Nanangroe Reserve, Nanangroe Rd, Bookham
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Cost:
All other attendees - $50.00
Own gear (WW boat/PFD/paddle/skirt) - $30.00
White water kayaking guide - Free
Registrations:
Open: Thu 7th Mar 2024 (11am)
Close: Fri 12th Apr 2024 (11.59pm)
Capacity:
Maximum 15 people
Coordinator:
Account:
Brief Summary:
This trip is a white water kayaking skills development weekend. For novices it will introduce skills in paddling, safety & negotiating rapids. For more experienced paddlers workshops on more advanced techniques and rescue/recovery will be offered. Recommended for venturers and older. This can be a physically demanding activity. Note: there will be a pre-activity development session preceding this event to introduce new participants to equipment and basic techniques. Options in the preceding few weeks will be negotiated after registration.
Additional Information

This form is to be read in conjunction with the info sheet "White Water kayaking info sheet", see attachments.

Prerequisites: You must be a confident swimmer in strong, turbulent water. This is a physically demanding activity.

Cost: $50 includes equipment, and camp fees. $30 if you supply your own boat and paddling equipment. Note: Fuel contribution is also required. Expect between $40-$60 depending on location and numbers attending. Pay driver. This is a self cater event.

Location: Location will depend on river levels and will be confirmed in the week preceding the trip. Updates will be communicated via email. Preferred locations are:

  1. Childowla on the Murrumbidgee River, near Yass
  2. Canberra on the Murrumbidgee River
  3. Barrington River near Gloucester
  4. Oallen Ford on the Upper Shoalhaven River, near Braidwood

When: We will leave Campbelltown at 6am Saturday 20/4/24. Contact Activity Leader below for travel details. Return time will depend on location.

What to expect: Plenty of paddling plus development of paddling skills including stroke technique, rescue and recovery skills, bracing and rolling sessions. Camping on side of river with no facilities (location dependent). For an idea of what to expect see short videos: https://youtu.be/5aBRzuI6ev4 & https://youtu.be/1Jw-Gy_hxjA & https://youtu.be/WonY1qqy_cI

Note: due to equipment limitations, members outside of Hume region may be required to source & transport their own boats if large numbers apply. Contact activity co-ordinator to discuss.

For further details contact: Glenn Austin (Aussie), Ph: (H) 4647 1726 (M) 0417 272 978, email: glenn.austin@nsw.scouts.com.au     or

Neville Austin (Nifty), Ph: (AH) 0400 432 361, nifty.activities@gmail.com

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Event Documents

  Download White water kayaking info sheet

Additional info , especially what to bring

Registrations Closed