Kids Outdoors

Rowan Stuart: ERA Junior Instructor

We would like to introduce you to Rowan Stuart: junior member of the ERA team! In reality, Rowan is a junior junior team member as we already have several juniors on our team. We look to the junior junior position as a way to help encourage a young paddler who fits...

Boy Scout Troop 2 enjoying their hard-earned toys!

Boy Scout Troop 2 with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Evans, GA worked hard in 2009 and 2010 to raise money for three kayaks, three paddles, three helmets, three flotation kits, and three skirts,. We had two yard sales, a car wash, and sold mistletoe at a...

Saying Good-Bye to a River: The Silverback

by Zoe Ross The Silverback section of the Nile River has provided so many people with excitement and thrill. Everyday for the past week that I have been here it has provided me with joy. I feel that I am becoming emotionally attached to this section of the river....

Introducing the Paddle It Forward Kids Program

The solution for keeping growing kids’ passion for kayaking going! The Endless River Adventures team understands that kids have an uncanny knack for growing.  And how much that growth can make it hard to upgrade paddling gear with each growth spurt. We believe...

Kudos for Kids: Running Nantahala Falls

Everyone who participated in our kids camps this summer was a winner: great kayaking, super fun kids, ice cream, great rivers, camaraderie….the list goes on (oh yea, and no aliens as instructors this year) Special mention goes to Alyssa Taylor, 2nd year participant of...

ERA’s Kids Camp a Blast

The 6th annual Endless River Adventures Kids Camp was such fun!!  We started out with sixteen participants for the first two days–with only Harrison holding up the men’s camp end of things for the first two days. Kids Kayak Camp was a blast for all fourteen girls and...

Junior Olympics Dominates the Nantahala

The 2010 Junior Olympics have been the focus of the Nantahala this week. While closing ceremonies and awards will happen Saturday, the memories, friendships, river experiences gained by over forty particpants have been immortalized by Team Popp--our embedded...

First Lady: Importance of Outdoor Recreation

First Lady Michelle Obama’s recently released her report on Childhood Obesity in which active outdoor recreation is identified as playing a key role in solving the nation’s childhood obesity problem.  Reported in the Outdoor Industry Association’s monthly newsletter,...

Kids Rocking the Kayak Race World

In the past few weekends, kids have been rocking the race world! The weekend of March 27th Team Popp styled it up during the US Open Wildwater Event.  As reported on the TeamPopp Facebook page: Haley qualified for the 2010 US National Wildwater Team in women’s kayak....

Team Popp Heads for US Open

March 27 – 28 is the 9th annual Nantahala Double header and US Open event on the Nantahala River. The US Open is the biggest race in slalom before the US Team Trials. There will be two days of competition, which will include races for both slalom and wildwater....