Currently run by the family’s third generation, Madawaska Kanu Centre was the vision of Christa & Hermann Kerckhoff. Winning the individual Canadian whitewater kayak title in 1968 the couple was inspired to get more paddlers out on rivers. The first whitewater school in the world was born. Modeled after the European ski school concept where paddlers are divided into skill level groups, good food, and a great atmosphere lead to the ‘Rapid Education’ we know as MKC today! The Madawaska River location became the River of choice with its technical rapids and guaranteed surface water releases providing warm whitewater all summer long.

Overview

A two Week Teen Kayak Camp focused on whitewater – Freestyle, Slalom, Creeking, Tripping and Whitewater Rescue Training. The mission? to build positive, skilled, and ethical leaders in the whitewater community. Whitewater Riders teaches technical skills, outdoor education, and team dynamics to teens who love whitewater and want to take their skills to the next level. Teens will eddy out of this program with new skills, an awareness of river safety and life-long memories.
This trip is appropriate for teens aged 13 to 17 with Intermediate+ Whitewater Kayaking Skills who are able to maneuver confidently down Class III+ whitewater and have a consistent combat roll on the river.
Starting at
$1560 USD
$1950 CAD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • Learn freestyle, slalom, creeking, tripping, and rescue skills
  • Develop as a whitewater leader
  • Make new friends and life-long memories

Currently run by the family’s third generation, Madawaska Kanu Centre was the vision of Christa & Hermann Kerckhoff. Winning the individual Canadian whitewater kayak title in 1968 the couple was inspired to get more paddlers out on rivers. The first whitewater school in the world was born. Modeled after the European ski school concept where paddlers are divided into skill level groups, good food, and a great atmosphere lead to the ‘Rapid Education’ we know as MKC today! The Madawaska River location became the River of choice with its technical rapids and guaranteed surface water releases providing warm whitewater all summer long.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Instruction or Skills Clinic

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class III

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 12 Days

Accomodation

  • Glamping
  • Campground or Car Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Custom

Special Interest

  • Youth
  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

45.414850° N, 77.756885° W

Meeting Place

Madawaska Kanu Centre

Barrys Bay, Ontario

The Teen Kayak Camp begins at Madawaska Kanu Centre on the Madawaska River, and travels to other local rivers for creeking, big wave freestyle, river running, and wilderness tripping.

What Guests Are Saying

Whitewater riders is an amazing program that helped me progress so much as a young kayaker and learn to be a well rounded paddler! The things you learn on and off the river are life skills that will stick with you forever.

- Casey Williams
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Currently run by the family’s third generation, Madawaska Kanu Centre was the vision of Christa & Hermann Kerckhoff. Winning the individual Canadian whitewater kayak title in 1968 the couple was inspired to get more paddlers out on rivers. The first whitewater school in the world was born.

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Currently run by the family’s third generation, Madawaska Kanu Centre was the vision of Christa & Hermann Kerckhoff. Winning the individual Canadian whitewater kayak title in 1968 the couple was inspired to get more paddlers out on rivers. The first whitewater school in the world was born.

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Location

The Madawaska River is celebrated as one of the best places in North America to learn whitewater paddling. Flowing past our front door, through a forest of hardwood and pine, the dam-controlled water is warm, clean, and dependable all summer long.

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Location

The Madawaska River is celebrated as one of the best places in North America to learn whitewater paddling. Flowing past our front door, through a forest of hardwood and pine, the dam-controlled water is warm, clean, and dependable all summer long.

Read More