Kayak Lessons; Beginner through Advanced

STUDENTS RECEIVE 15% OFF at OUR RETAIL STORE. USED GEAR PACKAGES AVAILABLE

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 from the summer of 2012. 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 SCHEDULE (these are the only dates we are booking at this time. Check back here if you would like a later date)

Sat Aug 2nd 11:00am-2:00pm

Sat Aug 9th 11:00am-2:00pm

Sat Aug 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

Sat Aug 23rd 11:00am-2:00pm

Sat Aug 30th 11:00am-2:00pm

ONLY SCHEDULING THESE DATES AT THIS TIME. check back for later dates/times. Schedule subject to change.

SEASON ENDS OCT 1st- If you have a voucher you need to email your voucher info/codes to kayak@valleymill.com before OCT. 1st to get an extension. All those who do so before Oct. 1st will get an extension to use their vouchers in May of 2014 when our on- river season begins again.

2014 SCHEDULE for WHITEWATER KAYAKING LEVEL 2 (Mastering the Roll)
(completion of LEVEL1 is REQUIRED! )

Sun Aug 3rd 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 10th 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 17th 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 24th 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 31st 11:00am-2:00pm

WE ARE ONLY SCHEDULING THESE LESSONS AT THIS TIME. Check back for more dates/times.

OUTDOOR BEGINNER LESSONS END OCT 1st

TO SCHEDULE A KAYAKING LEVEL 3 LESSON 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.

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