Kayak Lessons; Beginner through Advanced
USED GEAR PACKAGES AVAILABLE THE FIRST WEEK IN OCT. $799 gets you a kayak, paddle, helmet, spray skirt, and pfd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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- COST $105 (gear included)
Sat Sept. 27th 11:00am-2:00pm- FULL, wait list only
Indoor Pool Season Begins NOV. 15th (check our Pool Sessions page for the list of dates/times)
SEASON ENDS OCT 1st- If you have a voucher you need to email your voucher info/codes to email@example.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.
LEVEL 2, MASTERING THE KAYAK ROLL- COST $105 (gear included, if needed)
(completion of LEVEL1 is REQUIRED! )
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
Sun Sept 28th 11:00am-2:00pm
Beginner River Lessons End
Indoor Pool Season Begins in NOV- Check our "Pool Sessions" page for indoor dates/times starting in mid-Nov
OUTDOOR BEGINNER LESSONS END OCT 1st
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
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.