Nantahala Race Club (NRC) puts more emphasis on Kids

Kids looking to train in slalom: the Nantahala Race Club (NRC) is sponsoring a Kids Mini-Camp, Aug. 4 & 5. Check out the details… The NRC – a western North Carolina-based organization dedicated to the promotion and development of…

Expectations for paddling with Kids

Do not prep for a day of paddling with your kids the same you would with your friends. Keep the river time short, anticipate worst-case scenarios, prepare for a change of heart, and leave the expectations behind.   Anticipate that kids get:…

When Kayaking is not scary: my trip down the Middle Haw

by Greta Durbin On a beautiful sunny November afternoon, my mom asked, “Greta, do you want to run the Middle Haw this weekend?” I gulped, “Yeah, sure.” The Middle Haw? No sweat, right? I’ve done the Tuck, the Nanty and the Lower Pigeon. No…

Doing the Grand Canyon Kids Style

There are no two Grand Canyon trips alike. Whether on the Canyon for six days or three weeks….few people experience a trip without going home with dreams about the next time to get back to the Canyon–that next time possibly being the following…