Paddle towards the future.

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(503) 772 – 11122

Why Us?


Leadership and risk management Skills

Interns will gain essential skills for future employment opportunities, both at eNRG Kayaking and beyond


Gear and Instruction

Become a better paddler at eNRG Kayaking! Build skills for future certifications in swift water, ACA, first aid, and CPR.


A collective community

eNRG Kayaking is a family. Join the Youth Kayak Team on road trips throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Youth Kayak Team

A year round sport that prepares children for adulthood.


Summer Camps

Keep your kids active outdoors this summer with paddlesports!


Family Night

This discounted rental night is a great way to get the whole family out.


Bring warm clothing that can get wet and water to stay hydrated. Potluck snacks and additional lights are recommended. Make sure to check the weather before the event to wear appropriate clothing. Please have all party members sign online waivers prior to arrival to expedite the process.

The ability to book online closes 24 hours prior to the event start time. Online booking is also disabled when the event has reached capacity. Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 – 1122 to complete the booking process or ask for special accommodations.

We will provide credit, free rescheduling, or a 75% refund with more than 21 days in notice. Camps you cancel 14 days prior are subject to a 50% refund or credit, and cancellations occuring less than 14 days are non-refundable. We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness or injury.

Physical distancing will be maintained when possible. Masks will be worn when students are within 6 feet of each other. Temperatures willbe check on arrival and hand sanitizer will be available to wash hands both before and after meals. Equipment wil be washed after use. Parents will drive children to the river when possible to minimize shuttles. There will be no overnights.

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Internship Progression

Camps are a great way to get into kayaking. A few years of kid camps is a great way to improve paddling, leadership, and risk management skills. This helps them find a hobby they enjoy while giving them an opportunity (not guaranteed) for future employment at eNRG Kayaking.

Shop Intern
For those interested in working on the water without much paddling experience or interest in getting into whitewater kayaking, we do offer some shop roles which build interpersonal skills.

Junior Intern
Junior interns are responsible for supporting the lead instructors before and during the camp. This includes camper supervision and preparing / cleaning equipment. This is an unpaid internship and is a great primer for improving the skills learned at kid camp.

The following requirements are general and may be altered based on the student applying: 
3 years of paddling experience
Past enrollment in discovery, adventure camp, and the kayak team
Displays good paddling, leadership, and risk management skills
At least 15 years of age

Senior Intern
Senior interns hold greater responsibility and are generally considered a second to the lead instructor they are working with. They are responsible for the same duties as a junior intern while also providing instruction and discipline. This is a paid internship and gives them the ability to have a part time summer job in the future. Payments may be received through trade.

The following requirements are general and may be altered based on the student applying: 
Completed at least 1 season as a Junior Intern
Current enrollment in the kayak team
Completed ACA Instructor Certification Course
Completed First Aid and CPRAt least 16 years of age

Employee / Jr Instructor / Instructor
Once interns reach 18, they are eligible for full time or part time summer work. They will be responsible for shop rentals, tours, whitewater rafting, kid camps, and / or whitewater instruction based on their skill levels. Although not guaranteed, interns have the preexisting knowledge of eNRG Kayaking operations which helps them in the application process.

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