Kayak Lessons; Beginner through Advanced

NOTE- WE DO NOT HAVE ONLINE REGISTRATION! You MUST call (301)840-7388 to schedule/pay. If you have a discount voucher you may EMAIL us at kayak@valleymill.com with your requested date/time from the schedule. Please include your voucher number and contact phone number in your email If the date/time is available, we will confirm your reservation by emailing you back. If you are not using a voucher, payment in advance is required for all reservations by calling (301)840-7388

Valley Mill Kayak School Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Whitewater Kayaking Lessons, things to bring, and cancellation policy.

OUR BEGINNER LESSONS START IN MAY (Conditions permitting) and end on OCT. 1st
Here is a video of one of our Whitewater Level 1 lessons. The whole lesson wasn't filmed, but you can see some of it here.

Filmed and edited by Chris Ziegler

LEVEL 1, INTRO TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING- COST $105 (gear included)

We are scheduling for the following dates. Outdoor beginner lessons end Oct 1st

Sat Sept 5th 11am-2pm

Sat Sept 12th- NO LESSONS

Sat Sept 19th 11am-2pm

Sat Sept 26th 11am-2pm

LEVEL 2, MASTERING THE KAYAK ROLL- COST $105 (gear included, if needed)
(completion of LEVEL1 is REQUIRED! )

Sun Aug 30th 11am -2pm

Sun Sept 6th 11am-2pm

Sun Sept 13th 11am-2pm

Sun Sept 20th 11am-2pm

Sun Sept 27th 11am-2pm


This is the rolling progression we teach at Valley Mill, being shown here by Eric Jackson, 4 time World Freestyle Champion, and founder and president of Jackson Kayaks

WHITEWATER KAYAKING LEVEL 3- RIVER RUNNING- COST $105
CALL (301)840-7388 ( A SOLID ROLL IS REQUIRED)
Dates/Times vary and will be determined at sign up.

BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS ARE ON WEEKENDS ONLY !!!!
Weekday group lessons can be arranged. Minimum group size is 10 students
Weekday and Weekend private lessons can be scheduled by calling (301)840-7388

IF YOU HAVE A COUPON VOUCHER= have it in front of you before you call or Email to schedule ! We need the code off the voucher to confirm your reservation.


Valley Mill Kayak School is a Jackson Kayak Super School, meaning we only use Jackson Kayaks, the number one brand in the kayaking industry. We use the new Jackson Fun Runner in our instructional programs. It is the perfect kayak to learn in, because it is comfortable, stable, and it is easy to paddle and roll.

BEGINNER Whitewater LEVEL 1LESSONS take place at Riley's Lock, which is just a few minutes down the road from Valley Mill . LEVEL 2 whitewater may take place at Valley Mill or Riley's Lock.

DO NOT use GPS or online mapping websites to find us!!!! They may take you to the wrong location.

Call to sign up and pay for any of these lessons (301)840-7388

** Please note: We do not give refunds on lessons, lesson packages, or Discount Vouchers and will only offer credit for future lessons- no exceptions! **

See Our Cancellation Policy at the Bottom of this Page

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Valley Mill instructor Milan Rusnak works one on one with a student during the wet exit progression of the beginner lesson #1


A detailed description of the Jackson Fun Runner from Jackson Kayak founder and president, Eric "EJ" Jackson. You will be using the newest, and one of the best kayaks in the industry for all your beginner lessons with Valley Mill.You may cancel/reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson.

No refunds will be given to cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled lesson- NO EXCEPTIONS ! No EXCUSES! Only credit towards a future lesson will be applied. Valley Mill reserves the right to cancel any lesson due to inclement weather, high water, or lack of participation required for group lessons. Credit will be issued for any lesson or trip that Valley Mill cancels.

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