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Not Your Average Ladies Night

One Time Event
09/06/2024 - 09/08/2024
Nantahala Outdoor Center Bryson City NC 28713

Join a group of like-minded women under the supportive instruction of NOC’s rock star female instructors for a weekend of paddling, yoga, and companionship. Our Women’s Kayak Retreat aims to bring together a group of women who share a passion for paddling whitewater. Participants from any skill level, from beginner to advanced, will paddle together, work on strokes, concepts and build confidence in a supportive environment with instructor coaching. 

Enjoy spending time together over meals and choose from lodging options on NOC’s campus – convenient and central to all the action. A one-hour yoga session is also included to stretch out your limbs during a fun weekend of paddling!

What You’ll Learn

  • Boat Design, Whitewater Gear & Proper Fit 
  • Strokes, concepts, and kayak maneuvers 
  • Scouting, water reading, and picking your line 
  • River Safety and communication  
  • Carving, edging, and redirecting momentum utilizing the water 
  • Wet exits and swimming your gear to shore 
  • Rolling Techniques

What to Expect

Participants will check in on Friday evening and have a meet and greet with NOC’s lead female instructors as well as other women paddlers. Saturday morning, ladies work on flatwater skills assessment and building Fundamentals. After a lakeside lunch, we will head to a stretch of river appropriate for the group. In the evening, we will swap stories and catch up over dinner. Sunday morning starts with a one-hour yoga session, followed by breakfast. For the  remainder of the day, the class will focus on river running, practicing strokes, concepts, strategies for overcoming fear, self-doubt, and building confidence. 

Base price does not include lodging. There are various private and shared lodging options for any budget available to choose from during booking.