Instructional Clinics

As part of Paddlefest we partner with paddling instructors to offer skill-building clinics to gain confidence and expand your paddling abilities! We offer clinics for all skill levels and ages, including beginner sessions for those who don’t have much paddling experience. Whether you prefer to kayak, canoe, or SUP, these clinics are sure to take your Paddlefest experience to the next level.

Important Notes

  • Most of our clinics this year are before or after Paddlefest.
  • Clinics aren’t included in Paddlefest registration unless noted. Make sure to read the clinic description for info.
  • We may have to cancel clinics depending on participant interest or instructor availability.
  • Clinics may be scheduled at the same time. Make sure you don’t double book yourself.
  • Equipment isn’t necessarily provided for each clinic. Please read the descriptions carefully.
  • Clinic dates, times, and locations are subject to change due to instructor availability, weather, and water level.

Clinic Listing

Last updated July 30, 2021 @ 2:15pm.

Youth Paddling Clinics

July 17-18, 10am-4pm

Location: TBA
Cost: TBA

Intro to Canoeing Clinic

Friday, July 30, 11am-12pm

Location: The Boat Launch
Cost: Included with Paddler Pass and Flatwater Friday Pass.
Registration not required but encouraged to gauge interest.

Intro to Kayaking Clinic

Saturday, July 31, 10am-12pm

Location: TBA (Mountain Portage Rapids)
Cost: Included with Paddler Pass.
Registration not required but encouraged to gauge interest.

Youth Kayak Games

Saturday, July 31, 10am-12pm

Location: First Beach at Mountain Portage Rapids
Cost: Included with Paddler Pass.
Registration not required but encouraged to gauge interest.

Beginner Kayak Rolling Clinic

Sunday, August 1, 10am-12pm

Location: First Beach at Mountain Portage Rapids
Cost: $30
Partnered with Fort Smith Paddling Club.

Youth Paddling Camp

August 14-15, 1pm-5pm

Location: TBA
Cost: $80