Beginner Classes 2014

Interested in trying whitewater kayaking this spring? PPWC is offering an ACA whitewater kayak class to its members. Not a member? No problem, just join the club and enjoy a season of exploring a new sport and meeting fun folks. The beginner whitewater kayak class is geared to teach you all you need to know to hit the river this spring and summer with confidence.

There will be two pool sessions, one classroom class, and three trips on the river. Students will learn basic paddle strokes, reading river features, river etiquette, rolling & bracing, and basic maneuvers. All you need is a desire to learn, basic swimming ability, and a sense of adventure!!!

Class Size: 12-14

Pool Sessions: 

  • Sunday March 30th
  • Sunday April 6th (Mandatory)

River Days: 2 out of the 3 trips must be attended

  • Saturday April 12th (optional overnight camping)
  • Sunday April 13th
  • Saturday April 19th

Cost: $135, prior to March 16th.

Late registration (after March 16th) is $150.

Registration includes pool sessions, river, and pool instruction. (Does not include camp site fees or food.)

PPWC membership is required. See membership section of website to join. For more information please contact Sharlene at (719) 210-2160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bring registration forms and fees to a pool session or mail forms to the address on the registration form:

Download Registration Form

Swift Water Rescue Class - April 26 & 27, 2014

For those paddlers (beginners and experienced) who want to participate in the Swift Water Rescue classes being held on April 26th & 27th, below is the Registration and Waiver. Forms and payment can be dropped off at any pool session or mailed to Kurt. Submission deadline is March 30.

Download Registration and Waiver


As always we will have several instructors at the pool and others always willing to help.

We will also offer our ACA Sanctioned Beginners Kayak Class this spring. The cost is $135 includes two extended pools sessions and three river days taught by our certified ACA instructors and assisted by experienced safety boaters (volunteers). Dates and times TBD and we'll post it here as soon as it's confirmed.

Beginner Trip Leaders Needed

Volunteers Needed

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers to lead beginner trips and recruit safety boaters. This is a great way for you and a friend(s) to lead an event and make a memorable event for yourself and others. Contact Drake if that is something you would be interested in.

Club Discounts

The retailers below have generously offered the following discounts to PPWC members. To receive any discounts, you must be a current PPWC member and in good standing.

The Edge Ski Paddle and Pack

15% off (boats not included). Bob Walker has agreed to do a discounted rental package for us again this year for $200.00. The rental fee also applies to the purchase of a new boat. There are six Mambas in various sizes, so first come-first served. Rental covers use of the boat and all associated gear needed (boat, paddle, skirt, helmet, and life vest) from now until the end of the pool sessions.

Golden River Sports

15% with the exception of special order items, new boats and anything that is already on sale. However, special order items still receive 10% off and all new boat purchases more than $900 receive a $100 in store credit; under $900 is a $50 in store credit.

Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS)

10% MSRP on all new items both at the CKS storefront and on line. Excludes sale items, Jackson Kayak, gift cards, used gear, other restrictions may apply. Not applicable with any other offers, including loyalty points.

Confluence Kayaks

10% off in-store