Canoe&Kayak, Whitewater Kayak Instructional, Lehigh River

Date and Time

Friday, June 21, 2024 12:00PM - Sunday, June 23, 2024


Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.

Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.


KAYAK Instructional for Intro to Whitewater PLEASE NOTE: This course is jointly offered with KCCNY. Nonetheless, every participant please must register here on the AMC site. Learn to kayak in moving water and mild rapids. AND Use boat and gear equipment FREE for the season* Learn STROKES, MANEUVERS & RIVER RUNNING. Practice basic swift water safety skills. DAY 1, Friday at noon ONLY, you MUST come to our barn in Suffern, NY. Get fitted for your boat. Learn to safely car-top your boat. Attendance is mandatory, yes, especially if car-pooling. Transport this gear to Hickory Run State Park, Organized Camp Site. DAY 2: Quiet water instruction offers practice & games with feedback. i.e. stroke combos & maneuvers for eddy catching. DAY 3: Run a river, with our demos, practice, & feedback. i.e. ferrying & wave fun You are strongly encouraged to join us on follow-up trips throughout the season. You now have a community of paddling friends to join you! Participants arrange car-pooling on their own. No eager paddler has ever been left behind for want of a car. Folks without a car have always found car pool solutions with other students. However, it is your responsibility to pro-activly seek & arrange this among your classmates. We will work with you to ensure you have adequate paddling wear. Along with your classmates, you'll make new friends among the whitewater canoe students who join our campfire & Happy Hours with us. We all quickly bond in friendship as you are embraced by the warm, witty, & fascinating paddling community. Your CKC instructors include ACA certified and fully experienced teachers and coaches. Jordan Yaruss, a Class 4 boater awarded advanced ICW certification, is your head instructor. The average teacher-student ratio is 1 instructor per 4 or 5 students. Each individual registers separately, please, for this KAYAK course. *Only for KCCNY or AMC trips. Season runs until Labor Day. CLASS FILLS FAST! Due to the complex planning, we CANNOT refund fees if you CANCEL AFTER JUNE 10, 2024. Similarly, there is no discount granted if you attend only one event or "PART." Please, register individually IF YOU TRULY DESIRE TO ATTEND this extraordinary two-part experience. Reach out to Loretta with any questions whatsoever. [email protected]

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $125 member / $150 non-member
**INCLUDED as members are KCCNY & AMC members : *Personal instruction, coaching & support *Free seasonal rentals for AMC or KCCNY trips for all equipment (boats, paddles, PFD, spray skirt, air bags, helmet, safety ropes & equipment) *Camping fee. (Bring your own tent/hammock/car-sleep set up) Sat. dnners & Sat. & Sun. continental breakfasts (coffee, tea, & selection of "power" foods)

Click map for driving directions
Scenic whitewater


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


Adults (18+)


Mark's sense of fun and games belies his serious skills as a whitewater and sea kayaker.


Loretta's passion for running trips and rivers keeps growing.


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Kerri's passion for outdoor sports is infectious, reflecting over a decade of whitewater paddling experience.

Leader in Training

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Ram lends his international guided rafting and kayaking experience--and his great smile- to your course.