Whitewater 101

Full Day


eNRG Kayaking’s Whitewater 101 is the perfect introduction to the joy of running rivers. Located less than 30 minutes from Portland, the Clackamas and Willamette rivers provide the ideal setting to safely learn the art of kayaking from our team of ACA certified instructors. This course will provide the basic foundation for getting you comfortable with selecting, fitting, paddling, and safely exploring in a whitewater/hardshell kayak. Whitewater 101 is great for both complete novices, and paddlers who could use a quick refresh.

This stretch is the ideal classroom to practice transferring flatwater skills to moving water. We will also learn basic river reading, and practice using features such as eddies and currents to move through the river. The day will end with a debrief and personalized next steps ideas for each paddler.


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Oregon City


Every Saturday (Summer)


$110 + $15 for gear

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General itinerary

The day begins at eNRG Kayaking’s Oregon City shop on the Willamette River. We will outfit all participants with kayaks, paddles, and paddle gear. On the Willamette we will practice basic strokes, rescue techniques, and go over basic kayaking info. After a brief lunch break we will head to the lower Clackamas to run a class I-II section of water.


The trip begins and ends at the docks of eNRG Kayaking in Sportcraft Moorage (1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City) so come on down and visit us today!

Fun for all ages

We do offer tandem kayaks for a child to partner with an adult. Call eNRG Kayaking for accomodations regarding age, dependent on prior experiences.

  • eNRG Kayaking’s number one goals is to minimize risk on our trips. For this reason, eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone trips due to flooding river conditions or inclement weather (high winds & lightning). We appreciate your understanding when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate with our schedule. eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to reschedule a trip due to low enrollment in a course.
  • Minimum of two people needed per event. If this minimum is not reached, the participant will be bumped to the next available date. Please bring synthetic clothing, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen. If you are bringing your own gear, please provide boat, paddle, pfd, helmet, booties, wetsuit (weather dependent), and splash jacket (weather dependent). Otherwise, eNRG Kayaking will provide gear for you. All personal information will be kept confidential and will solely be used to provide the appropriate equipment. Book online or call (503) 772 - 1122 for questions and reservations.
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