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
(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)
• * NO COTTON CLOTHING
• *Plenty of water
• Dry bag