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Women's Whitewater Kayaking Clinic in August!

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

The Roaring Fork Kayaking Club is offering this FREE Women's Class II Whitewater Kayaking course to strengthen and grow the community of female paddlers in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Great refresher and confidence builder for female kayakers with some river experience wanting to improve their paddling skills and connect with other local paddlers who are at a similar skill, comfort and motivational level.

We will work on refining your paddling technique, including balance, posture, reading water, catching eddies and peeling out, ferrying and basic paddle strokes to improve how you move your kayak through whitewater. We’ll help you build the skills, confidence and network you need to paddle our local rivers.

Just like for the pool sessions this winter, you are welcome to bring your own equipment, but we also have a fleet of boats and equipment for you to use.

The number of spots is limited, make sure to call Vida at 970-274-8763 or email to reserve your spot soon!


Having been in a kayak more than 5 times, or having participated in a pool session. Be able to swim. Roll not required, but must have mastered wet exit.

Group size and demographics

Accommodates up to 8 people who identify as female, 16 and older.


4 Session cycle. Must attend to all 4 to claim a spot.

Sundays in August from 3pm to 6pm

August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

*Optional Pump House weekend September 24th


Our local class II rivers, including the Colorado River near No Name, and the Roaring Fork River between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Our first session will begin at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.


Natalie Kellum, Katie Hyman, Nan Campbell, Vida Dillard


Gear available upon request, otherwise please bring boat, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray skirt, booties or water shoes, and appropriate layers

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