White water kayaking skills weekend

Event Details
Sat 19th Nov 2022 (9am to 2pm)
Sat 26th Nov 2022 (6am) to Sun 27th Nov 2022 (8pm)
Nanangroe Reserve, Nanangroe Rd, Bookham
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All other attendees - $50.00
Own gear (WW boat/PFD/paddle/skirt) - $30.00
White water kayaking guide - Free
Open: Tue 13th Sep 2022 (12am)
Close: Fri 18th Nov 2022 (5pm)
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 26-27Nov2022".

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 26/11/22. 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

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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  Download White water kayaking info sheet

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