ALL Ages-11-to-13 Ages-12-to-14 Ages-13-to-15 Ages-14-to-16 Ages-15-to-18 Ages-6-10 Ages-9-to-10 Ages-9-to-11 Capstone Climbing-and-Caving Day-Camp Introductory Mountain-Biking Multi-Element NEW Ocean Rites-of-Passage SPACE-OPEN Whitewater Wilderness-Skills
Wave Train - Introduction to White Water
Sun Jul 7 - Sat Jul 13, 2024
(7 days)
Ages 12 - 14

An Introduction to White Water, Level II

Become part of the infamous Kroka white water paddling crew! Upon arrival you will jump right in with your first kayaking lesson on Kroka’s pond. Traveling to our wilderness home on the Deerfield River in Berkshires, we will camp in a magical forest by the side of a clear mountain stream. Each day we will hike down to the river to practice rafting, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, and white water swimming. Working in small groups allows us to focus on the individual needs and learning styles of each student, making sure everyone experiences success. Students will learn skills enabling them to have a blast in Class II white water. In addition to paddling, students develop appreciation for the vital role of water in the web of life and develop sound judgment and common sense inherent to adventure sports. The week will culminate with a run down the famous class III Zoar Gap! This program will prepare students for the next white water challenge: Paddlers Journey Up North.

A sequel to Eddy Out, this program can also be a point of entry for those with previous white water paddling experience as well as students seeking to start at a higher level of challenge.

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West River Ramblers
Sun Jul 21 - Sat Jul 27, 2024
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Come splash in the beautiful West River where cold water flows from the green mountains and deep swimming holes abound. This adventure hits all the marks on your summer bucket list: canoeing down a swiftly-flowing river, roasting hot dogs over the open fire, making new friends, and sleeping under the stars. Add to it a scramble up to a mountain peak, a hike to an underground mine, fishing and carving, and you have yourself a perfect summer week. We begin at the Kroka basecamp where we will pick fresh fruit and veggies and tend to the pigs, goats, cows and chickens. Driving a short way down to the West River we will embark on a two-night, three-day expedition by canoe. If the river is running we will paddle in swiftwater with one exciting rapid. If the river dries up this will be an exciting adventure of wading through the shallows, hopping across the rocks, and paddling where the river runs deep. The trip is complete with blueberry picking, ice cream, and a refreshing swim in a waterfall.

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Paddlers Journey Up North
Sun Jul 28 - Sat Aug 17, 2024
(21 days)
Ages 14 - 16

Kroka’s classic Paddler’s Journey Up North is newly expanded into a three-week whitewater paddling bonanza: a must-do for anyone who has caught the whitewater bug. We begin with a week of intensive paddlesports training at Kroka’s basecamp where the Ashuelot, Cold, West, Connecticut, and Deerfield Rivers offer some of the best canoe and kayak progressions in the Northeast. We will pick berries, care for the farm animals, and go cliff-jumping as we build a joyous and tight-knit community. From here we depart for two weeks of whitewater expedition in the White Mountains and Western Maine. We will explore the Rapid, Magalloway and Androscoggin Rivers as we work our way up to challenging class III and IV rapids. At night we will make camp along the wilderness shorelines and cook delicious food over the fire. Our first expedition concludes with a trip to Mahoosuc Guide Service to visit a canoe-making workshop and help care for the sled dogs. From here we drive north to the West Branch of the Penobscot River for a few days of playboating followed by a fully-loaded whitewater expedition down the across Chesuncook Lake to the Ripogenus section at the edge of Baxter State Park. 

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