Intro to Rivers - Kayaking

Intro to Rivers - Kayaking

Session #1 : May 5, 2018  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Lead Instructors: Johnny and Tiffany Henderson

Piney River, Nunnelly, TN (approx. 45 mikes west of Nashville)
Registration now open!  Registration closes April 27th 

Session #2 July 21, 2018  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor: Christian Horner

West Fork of the Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN (approx. 30 miles southeast of Nashville; back up plan is Harpeth River, Nashville, TN)
Registration not open yet.

Class Registration Costs:
TSRA Members      $35
Non-members       $45
(Remember, a TSRA membership costs $25 and includes your whole household.)

Intro to Rivers will help kayakers bridge the gap between paddling flatwater and dipping a toe in whitewater. Learn how to navigate water hazards in moving water and paddling skills that will help you continue to progress from Class I to more challenging rivers.

This will not be a float trip. Through a combination of on land and on water instruction students will learn paddle strokes, how to read current and navigate hazards, how to catch an eddy, ferrying and peel outs and a variety of other skills.

Students should already know how to self rescue. Kids must be able to swim independently and paddle their own kayak. Under 10 years old requires a parent to be present as a student in the class.

You must supply your own equipment! If you need to rent a kayak it will be up to you to reserve and pay for your own kayak rental. 

May 5th Kayak Rental Options:
Pinewood Canoe and Camp

July 21st Kayak Rental Options:
MTSU Outdoor Equipment Rental


To get maximum benefit from your expert teaching team, we recommend using kayaks that are 10’ or less in length. Items with an asterisk* are required.  

*Whitewater kayak or Rec (sit-in or on) kayak (10' or shorter)

*PFD - Class III rated 


Helmet (optional)

Skirt for WW kayaks (optional)

*River shoes - no flip flops

*Water wear - swimsuit, sunguard (optional) 




*Plenty of water

Dry bag