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August 2021

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2021 at 9:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$225

Our core class for first-timers and those new to whitewater, the two-day Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course allows participants to experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking while providing more detail and greater opportunity for skill development than our one-day class. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II), Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Map Reading & Compass 1

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

Join former Army Infantry officer Scott Fisher learning the increasingly rare art of how to read a topo map and use a compass to successfully navigate in the wild. he first part of this comprehensive and fun hands-on class will be spent at our riverside outpost learning how to read and use a map and compass before progressing to terrain association, navigational techniques and route selection. After completing the classroom and hands-on exercises we will move to a trail close by in…

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Flatwater Kayak Fun Day

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Watauga Point Recreation Area Hampton, TN 37658 United States + Google Map
$65

Join one of our instructors for a half-day paddle on the vibrant blue green waters of Watauga Lake. Upon arriving you will be greeted by your instructor who will give you an overview of the day, a review of flatwater kayaks and gear, and a safety briefing. Location: Watauga Point Recreation Area near Hampton, TN. Directions can be found here.

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Beginner Whitewater Kayaking

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2021 at 9:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$225

Our core class for first-timers and those new to whitewater, the two-day Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course allows participants to experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking while providing more detail and greater opportunity for skill development than our one-day class. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II), Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Map Reading & Compass 2

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

If you've already taken our Map & Compass 1 course and want to further develop your wilderness navigation skills this is the class for you. Building on the foundation you developed during the one-day course this class will focus largely on route planning and terrain association where participants get ample opportunity to practice their skills both on and off-trail and become increasingly proficient in understanding their surroundings, pinpointing their location and navigating to their destination. Location: NOLI Outpost at USA Raft, Erwin,…

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Fellowship English Country Dancing

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Fellowship English Country Dancing Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm   Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include the opportunity to learn dances from different worldwide cultures. No cost to attend. Open to anyone, with or without experience or a partner. Meet in the Visitor Center. Sponsored by the Sabine Hill Social Society.

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The Kayak Roll

August 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$75

Whether you want to learn to roll for the first time or improve an existing roll this 2-hour class will help you build the proper technique and confidence to hit your roll when it counts. Class is taught in a calm cove in the river. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II), Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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ACA Swiftwater Rescue Refresher

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$125

If you’ve already taken a Swiftwater Rescue Course (ACA L4 or equivalent) and want to review and practice the skills that you previously learned without committing to the full course again then this one-day refresher is an excellent option. One of our ACA certified Swiftwater Rescue instructors will lead a review all the major topics with an emphasis on the more technical skills that are easily lost when not practiced regularly. Topics include accident prevention, non-technical and technical rescues, scene…

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Flatwater Kayak Fun Day

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Watauga Point Recreation Area Hampton, TN 37658 United States + Google Map
$65

Join one of our instructors for a half-day paddle on the vibrant blue green waters of Watauga Lake. Upon arriving you will be greeted by your instructor who will give you an overview of the day, a review of flatwater kayaks and gear, and a safety briefing. Location: Watauga Point Recreation Area near Hampton, TN. Directions can be found here.

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ACA Advanced Swiftwater Rescue: Downriver Scenarios

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$125

During the ACA Level 5 Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Downriver Scenarios Course your instructor will lead you through a brief skills recap followed by a day on the water during which you will paddle into simulated rescue scenarios as you work your way downriver. It it intentionally set up like a regular river trip so as to capture the essence and real-world dynamic of paddling into a rescue scene and having to take timely and competent action. This class is a…

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