Whitewater Yakattack

Yakatak Whitewater Kids & teens Week

Location:  Portland, OR, United States
Starting From: US $349.00

This five-day course for kids 10-14 provides instruction in safety, paddle strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling, and hydrology. Days one, two, and three take place on calm water behind our shop and in our warm pool. Days four and five are conducted at a suitable river location. The exuberance and natural learning ability of children never fails to keep the instructors' creative juices flowing!

  • Fun games in kayaks
  • Introduction to basic equipment
  • Basic body mechanics and efficiency of stroke
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Sweep strokes
  • Draw strokes
  • Turning on the move
  • Edging while turning
  • Wet exits
  • Introduction to basic hydrology
  • Introduction to basic safety
  • Rolling
  • and much much more!!!

 

This five-day course for kids 10-14 provides instruction in safety, paddle strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling, and hydrology. The first three days take place on calm water behind our shop and in our warm pool. Days four and five are conducted at a suitable river location with easy class II rapids. The exuberance and natural learning ability of children never fails to keep the instructors' creative juices flowing!  The final day, we invite parents with whitewater experience to join us on the river to see all the progress we made!

Things To Bring

Customers have the option to use their own gear with approval. Boats need to have secure buoyancy in  the stern.  Feel free to e-mail us at programs@aldercreek.com if you have questions about using your own boat.

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed.

What to bring to the pool:

  • Retention device for your glasses(i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)

  • Synthetic top (thermal underwear)

  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
  • Towel

  • Change of clothes for ride home

  • SUNSCREEN!

Optional Gear:

  • Nose plugs
  • Swim goggles
  • Footwear
  • Camera

 

Each day on the river -

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed. We typiaclly provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots.

Only in the hottest summer months do we run courses without some form of immersion wear. The water is cold year round so you will need to bring layers to wear under the suits provided.

  • Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • SUNSCREEN PLEASE
  • NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
  • Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
  • FULL Water bottle
  • LUNCH small enough to pack into the boats
  • Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Water proof camera
  • Hat

Inclusions

We can provide all the gear needed

Exclusions

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

we don't provide transport, sunscreen, food/water, parking fees

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, Jantzen Beach:
200 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 285-0464.
Exit 308 off I-5 in North Portland, head east on Tomahawk Island Dr. for 7/10 of a mile, look for the store on the right.

Drop-Off

4:00 pm

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The Whitewater Yakattack is a  five-day course for kids 10-14 and provides instruction in safety, paddle strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling, and hydrology. Days one, two, and three take place on calm water behind our shop and in our warm pool. Days four and five are conducted at a suitable river location. The exuberance and natural learning ability of children never fails to keep the instructors’ creative juices flowing!

  • Fun games in kayaks
  • Introduction to basic equipment
  • Basic body mechanics and efficiency of stroke
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Sweep strokes
  • Draw strokes
  • Turning on the move
  • Edging while turning
  • Wet exits
  • Introduction to basic hydrology
  • Introduction to basic safety
  • Rolling
  • and much much more!!!
The meeting place for whitewater yakattack is:
Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, Jantzen Beach:
200 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 285-0464.
Exit 308 off I-5 in North Portland, head east on Tomahawk Island Dr. for 7/10 of a mile, look for the store on the right.

Gear needs for Whitewater Yakattack:

What to bring to the pool:

  • Retention device for your glasses(i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • Synthetic top (thermal underwear)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for ride home
  • SUNSCREEN!

Optional Gear:

  • Nose plugs
  • Swim goggles
  • Camera

 

Each day on the river –

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed. We typiaclly provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots.

  • Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • SUNSCREEN PLEASE
  • NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
  • Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
  • FULL Water bottle
  • LUNCH small enough to pack into the boats
  • Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Water proof camera
  • Hat