Safe River Recreation Workshops continue to be popular, but more important, give lots of folks the opportunity to get familiar with paddling on our beautiful Verde River and get some education and information on the basics of kayaking from our expert boaters. Our next workshop, which will be an introductory workshop, is scheduled for October 7th. It will be held at lower TAPCO RAP recreation area. Registration for this event should be open sometime in early September 2017. Thank you all for your continued enthusiasm for this great event. Learn to kayak the Verde River. Meet with local experts and river runners and learn which boats are appropriate for the area. You will also learn about equipment and safety procedures. We’ll practice getting in and out of a kayak, how to read river currents and use various paddle strokes to navigate river waters. You will also learn how to avoid flips, how to self-rescue if you do, and swimming in moving water.
Join expert kayaker Dylan Anderson with South by Southwest as he leads this workshop. All river related gear will be provided including kayaks, paddles and life jackets. You may bring your own if you wish.
Cost is $25.
Bring your own lunch.
Must be 12 years old and if under 18 accompanied by an adult.