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May 2021

Whitewater Kayak Immersive

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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TN United States + Google Map
$325

Spend 3 days immersing yourself in the joy of whitewater kayaking as you work with an instructor to take your paddling to the next level on one or more of the region’s beautiful rivers. Location: Varies. Options include the Nolichucky, French Broad, the Toe and other rivers in Northeast TN and Western NC

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ACA Swiftwater Rescue Refresher

May 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

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. Topics include accident prevention, non-technical and technical rescues, scene management and a variety of other practical techniques and applications that will help keep you and others safe. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Location: USA…

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ACA Advanced Swiftwater Rescue: Downriver Scenarios

May 22 @ 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. This class is a natural progression from your previous training and one of the best ways to further improve your ability to effectively lead rescues when seconds count. Location: Nolichucky River or French Broad River

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Beginner Whitewater Kayaking

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 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. We will then take it to the water and over the next two days you will have ample time to practice the fundamentals, strokes and river maneuvers that will help you safely enjoy and gain proficiency on the class 1-2 section…

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Flatwater Kayak Fun Day

May 22 @ 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, one of Northeast Tennessee's most spectacular waterways. 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: Advanced Techniques

May 23 @ 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 learn more technical skills to add to your rescue bag of tricks this is the course for you! During our ACA Level 5 Advanced Techniques Course advanced ropework is the theme of the day as you will learn how to use more complicated techniques such as advanced mechanical advantage, zip lines, V lowers, Telfer lowers, and vertical rescues. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II),…

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Beginner Whitewater Kayaking

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 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. We will then take it to the water and over the next two days you will have ample time to practice the fundamentals, strokes and river maneuvers that will help you safely enjoy and gain proficiency on the class 1-2 section…

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Hammock Camping & Tarpology

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Campground at Blackberry Blossom, 250 Blackberry Blossom Ln
Unicoi, TN 37692 United States
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$45

Join hammock camping regular Debbie Briscoe as she teaches you all you need to know to join the growing ranks of those who choose to camp above the ground! You'll learn about the most up-to-date materials, designs and brands, as well as how to properly outfit and hang your rig for maximal portability and comfort. Location: Class will be held at the Campground at Blackberry Blossom, 250 Blackberry Blossom Ln, Unicoi, TN.

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The Kayak Roll

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Sabine Hill Guided Tour

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sabine House, 2328 W G St
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century. Sabine Hill is…

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