Whitewater Kayak Camp III: Advanced

Whitewater Kayak Camp III is a full day camp experience that will fine tune your camper’s kayaking skills while challenging them to develop more advanced techniques at an accelerated pace. These skills, maneuvers, and river knowledge will allow them to enhance their whitewater paddling experience by opening up new ways to enjoy a variety of rivers. Advanced Whitewater Kayak Campers will also learn rescue techniques that will teach them how to handle adversity on the river. At the end of the week campers will have the opportunity to apply their skills on Upper Green River during our optional off-site trip day.

Camp Information

  • Price: $400 per week
  • Ages: 10 – 18 years
  • Dates: June – August
    • Select Register below for specific weeks
  • Prerequisites
    • Must have completed Spring/Fall or Summer Development Camp or have experience paddling class III whitewater
    • Must have a reliable combat roll (minimum 8 successful rolls in 10 attempts in whitewater)
    • Must be able to hike on moderate terrain carrying a kayak weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Camp Schedule

    • Optional Early Drop Off, Available Select Weeks (Additional $50 fee): 7:30am – 8:30am
    • Regular Drop Off: 8:30am – 9:00am
    • Camp Activities: 9:00am – 4:30pm
    • Camp Pickup: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Fridays Parents’ Pass

    • Parents can purchase a Sunset Pass on Fridays to participate in activities with their child. There is no additional cost to the child if they are participating in camp that week. The pass is good for activities after 4pm until close.  You must receive the coupon from camp staff at the check-in table at 4pm on Friday.
    • An offsite whitewater kayak trip to a natural river will be available each week of camp for an additional fee. Registration for the offsite trip will happen at the beginning of the week of each camp. Due to the unpredictable nature of the destination rivers, the departure, return time, and day of the trip will vary week to week. This information along with scheduling and logistics are sent to parents each week.
  • Lunch Options

    • Campers may bring their own lunch and snacks, or purchase lunch through our Summer Camp Lunch Menu. Lunches can be purchased via the link provided in the camp confirmation email sent to you after registration.

Option 1: Full Payments can be made by registering online, over the phone (704.391.3900), or in person.

Option 2: Deposits can be made over the phone (704.391.3900) or in person.  Deposits are accepted until April 30 and are nonrefundable. Only full payments will be accepted after April 30. Balances are due in full by May 21.

Online Camp Forms

After registering for camp, you will receive an email from the USNWC with a link to the Online Camp Forms.  The Online Camp Forms include the following:

  • Camper Information Form – This form includes health information, emergency contacts, friend requests, pick-up approvals, etc.
  • Summer Camp Lunch Registration – Please note that Lunch Registration closes the Wednesday before the week of camp at noon.
  • Parent Packet – This PDF includes information you will need to know about summer camp regarding what to bring, a schedule, etc.

Please complete and submit the online forms a minimum of two weeks before camp begins.

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org