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Beginner Classes 2016

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. 

Class Size: 12-14

Pool Sessions: 

  • Sunday April 17th 
  • Sunday April 24th

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

  • Saturday April 30th
  • Sunday May 1st
  • Saturday May 7th

Cost: $135, prior to April 15th

Late registration (after April 15th) is $150.

Registration includes pool sessions, river, and pool instruction. Download the beginner class registration form.

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..

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 Us if that is something you would be interested in.

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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 on non-sale items (boats not included). Bob Walker has agreed to do a discounted rental package for us again this year for $150.00. The rental fee also applies to the purchase of a new boat.

Underwater Connection

10% including special order items, excludes new boats/SUP boards and anything that is already on sale. New Boat/SUP board purchases more than $900 receive a $100 in store credit; under $900 is a $50 in store credit. In store credit can be used towards instruction. So...for example

  • Buy a new boat and for $40 more I teach how to roll it and you also get endless pool practice roll sessions.
  • Buy a new boat and for $49 more you get the Intro to kayak class.
  • Buy a new Boat and for $79 more you get the Essentials of River Kayaking Course.


10% off in-store

Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS)

10% off in-store

Golden River Sports

10% off in-store