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2021 Beginner Class - TBD

To be determined
We will send out announcements when we know more

2020 Beginner Class

beginning classes 2019

Kayak Beginner skills Class this April 19th, April 26th, May 2th and May 9th! Sign up today to reserve your spot in our kayak class!! 

Below are details about the kayak class:

The kayak beginner class will include 2 pool session and 2 river sessions with ACA Certified Instructor’s:

April 19th (Sunday): 4-7pm 
Indoor Pool Session @ Cheyenne Mountain High School Aquatic Center 
We will go over paddle strokes, general safety, gear education and roll practice with instructors. 
Bring your kayak, paddle, helmet, PFD, sprayskirt and be ready to LEARN!

April 26th (Sunday): 4-7pm 
Indoor Pool Session @ Cheyenne Mountain High School Aquatic Center 
We will go over paddle strokes, general safety, gear education and roll practice with instructors. 
Bring your kayak, paddle, helmet, PFD, sprayskirt and be ready to LEARN!

May 2nd (Saturday): 8AM 
First session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115. 
We will be learning down river techniques, reading water, ferrying, Eddies, rolls if desired, etc

May 9th (Saturday): 8AM
Second session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115. 
Refinement of river day 1 techniques with more progression. 

Cost of beginner class is $125 per person.

Checks made out to PPWC, you can bring your check to Sunday pool session and leave with Craig, Kurt, Aimee or Chris.  Plus, you will need to be an active PPWC club member as well, sign-up is online here: Join the Club

Early registration (now) is preferred so we can know how many support boaters to join us so sign up now and message Craig if you have any questions.

Participants should have their own gear for the class but if anyone is in need of a specific item then please reach out to us and we will try and accommodate what you need for the class. Items needed:

  1. Whitewater helmet 
  2. Kayak 
  3. Paddle
  4. PFD for White wate type III or Type V.
  5. Sprayskirt
  6. Float bags for your Kayak.
  7. Wetsuit or drysuit (drysuit preferred)
  8. Food and water in a dry bag for your kayak
  9. Warm Dry clothing when you are done kayaking

If you are interested in taking our kayak beginner class please reach out to us at  OR send a message to Craig Forbes at 719-650-0946.

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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.

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.

Gearonimo

10% off in-store

Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS)

10% off in-store

Golden River Sports

10% off in-store purchases (excludes certain items and already on sale items). Additionally, with every new boat or new SUP purchase at full retail, you receive a $100.00 GRS store credit! Keep this credit on your account and use your $100.00 towards any full priced item in their inventory! Or you can use up to $100.00 of your demo rental fees towards the purchase of a new boat (boat demos start at $25/day - demo as many different boats as you'd like that day for that one $25 charge).

Mountain Equipment Recyclers

10% off in-store

Mountain Equipment Recyclers

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

10% off SWR, SUP, Kayak Instructor courses. Also 10% off the Adventure Pass. Use promo code PPWW20 at checkout. Must register online. RMOC is the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River Valley. Offering professional instruction, guided trips, and certification courses. Our riverside outpost in Buena Vista, Colorado offers private access to Browns Canyon and the Milk Run.

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center