Weekend Trips and competitions
New for 2017 is the Travel Team. This is a more advanced group within the explorers that will focus on running more challenging rivers and developing skills suited for various whitewater competitions. Every trip will not be appropriate for all members of the Travel Team and Explorers, and attendance is based on coaches discretion.
2017 Trips and DATES*
- 5/25-5/28/17- Bigfork Whitewater Festival New for '17
- 6/23-6/25/17- Gallatin Whitewater Festival New for '17
- 7/13-7/16/17- Explorers Trip #1
- 8/3-8/6/17- Explorers Trip #2
- 8/18-8/20/17- Wild West Paddle Fest, Cody WY- Beavers and Otters
- 8/24-8/29- Gore Fest and Extended Colorado Creeking Trip New for '17
*Trips require at least 4 athletes. Trips are subjects to be cancelled or added.
Weekend trips and competitions provide an opportunity for the JHKC athletes to explore new regions, compete in a large variety of disciplines, and meet other teenage athletes throughout the intermountain west. Many of these trips will allow athletes to compete in freestyle, downriver, and slalom competitions. Others will focus on exploring new rivers to further develop paddling techniques and especially the ability to read and assess new whitewater. These trips are primarily geared towards athletes from the Otters and Explorers that are interested in additional paddling experience and competition. For 2016, there are additional trips that are added to provide these experiences to the Beavers.
SPECIFIC SKILLS FOCUS
Freestyle kayaking and competition on a variety of features; Multiple categories of downriver racing, including wildwater, creek, and marathon events; Introductory slalom boating; intermediate and advanced river running and river safety techniques; intermediate and advanced scouting and river exploration; Wilderness and front country camping.
Program fees for the Travel Team are paid on a per trip basis, with a significant discount for early registration and commitment! Check back soon for the Trip Fees price list for more information, and get signed up for the summer!
Trip fees do not include entry fees into any competitions, races, or events.