2012 SWKC Canada Day Family Whitewater Camp

 2012 SWKC Canada Day Family Whitewater Camp

The Saskatoon Whitewater Kayak Club would like to invite you, your family, and friends to participate in our 4th annual Canada Day Family Whitewater Weekend. Over the past four years this tremendous event has grown into what is now the only truly family centered and instructed whitewater camp in the west.

Based at the Curson Homestead west of Innisfail, Alberta, participants will have the opportunity to paddle on some of central Alberta’s finest whitewater rivers. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddling groups allow participants to choose the level at which they are comfortable and top certified instructors work with you to reach your paddling goals.

Location

Curson Homestead – 25kms west of Innisfail, AB

Dates

Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2

Instructor to Student Ratio

SWKC strives to maintain a 5:1 ratio so participants have the best possible learning experience

Cost

Individual – $125.00

Family – $125 for the first person; $100 for each additional person

Please RSVP by June 15, 2012 to Jen Kryworuchko at saskwhitewater@gmail.com

Age       

All ages welcome

Ability Categories

Beginner:

Has completed an introductory kayak course; No or limited whitewater experience OR uncomfortable on whitewater; No or limited rolling ability

Intermediate:

Some experience on whitewater; Can roll 60% of the time; Willing to push yourself to the next step

Advanced:

Competent on Class II/III Whitewater; Solid roll; Willing to push yourself to excel

What you need

All participants are responsible for their own equipment – see equipment list

Food/Meals

Participants must provide their own food

Group Meals:

Day 2 – Group BBQ at Glennifer Lake South boat launch recreation area

Day 3 – Peter’s Drive-In, Calgary

Accommodation

SWKC Club members will be staying at the Curson Homestead if they choose. There is limited room for additional tenting.

Local Camping includes:

  • Red Lodge Provincial Park
  • Glennifer Lake Camp Ground/Group Camp
  • Innisfail Camp Ground
  • James River Camp Ground

Schedule

Beginner

Day 1

10:00     Little Red Deer River – Site 17 to Green Cottonwood Bridge

14:00     Little Red Deer River – Kelly’s Campground to Little Red Deer Road Bridge

Day 2

10:00     Red Deer River – Dickson Dam to Thompson Ranch

14:00     Red Deer River – Dickson Dam to Thompson Ranch

Day 3

10:00     Kananaskis River – Canoe Meadows to Rafter’s Six

14:00     Kananaskis River – Canoe Meadows to Rafter’s Six

Day 4

10:00     Red Deer River – Mad Mile – Double Ledge to Cartier Creek

14:00     Red Deer River – Mad Mile – Double Ledge to Coal Camp Ledge

Intermediate

Day 1

10:00     Little Red Deer River – Site 17 to Green Cottonwood Bridge

14:00     Red Deer River – Dickson Dam to Thompson Ranch

Day 2

10:00     North Saskatchewan River – Green Bridge to Briarlies

14:00     North Saskatchewan River – Green Bridge to Briarlies

Day 3

10:00     Kananaskis River – Canoe Meadows to Rafter’s Six

14:00     Kananaskis River – Widowmaker to Canoe Meadows

Day 4

10:00     Red Deer River – Mad Mile – Double Ledge to Coal Camp Ledge

14:00     Red Deer River – TBD

Advanced

Day 1

10:00     Red Deer River – Mad Mile – Double Ledge to Coal Camp Ledge

14:00     Red Deer River – S-Bend

Day 2

10:00     North Saskatchewan River – Green Bridge to Briarlies

14:00     North Saskatchewan River – Briarlies

Day 3

10:00     Kananaskis River – Widowmaker to Canoe Meadows

14:00     Kananaksis River – Widowmaker to Canoe Meadows

Day 4

10:00     Red Deer River – TBD

14:00     Red Deer River – TBD

Equipment List

Whitewater kayak appropriate to your learning level – if you require help choosing a kayak please ask

Paddle

Sprayskirt

PFD

Helmet

Wetsuit OR warm layered paddling clothing (neoprene shorts/pants + rash guard)

Rash guard

Paddling shoes

Paddling jacket and/or Drytop

Throwbag (advanced group)

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