ALL Ages-11-to-13 Ages-13-to-15 Ages-14-to-16 Ages-15-to-18 Ages-9-to-11 Capstone Climbing-and-Caving Introductory Mountain-Biking Multi-Element Ocean Rites-of-Passage Whitewater Wilderness-Skills
Intro to White Water - Level I
Sun Jun 26 - Sat Jul 2, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

This is an unforgettable week of becoming one with the river! The journey will take us down the beautiful winding stretch of the Connecticut River flowing swiftly through Piedmont – the foot hills of the Green and White Mountains. Skill building begins at Kroka’s pond, after which we will embark on a 4-day expedition to camp at the base of a great rapid. Our unique paddling progression is rooted in understanding the power of moving water and developing skills in raft, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board, as well as comfort swimming in fast moving water. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life in the summer. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods and on sandbars, fishing, roasting bread-on-a-stick, and time for rope swings and river play. Days end with spoon carving and stories around the campfire.

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River Rascals
Sun Jul 3 - Sat Jul 9, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 10 - 11

All you river rascals out there, it’s time to come together and head to the water! This will be a week of canoeing, kayaking, and swimming through currents, around bends, and into eddies. Skill building begins at our very own pond at Kroka base camp, after which we will embark on a four-day river expedition. Kroka’s unique paddling progression is rooted in developing skill and comfort in swimming the moving water as well as paddling both canoes and kayaks. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods or on sandbars, roasting tasty bannocks over the fire, and time for play and discovery. Days end with craftwork, stories, and songs.

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Intro to White Water - Level II
Sun Jul 10 - Sat Jul 16, 2022
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

This is an unforgettable week of becoming one with the river! The journey will take us down the beautiful winding stretch of the Connecticut River flowing swiftly through Piedmont – the foot hills of the Green and White Mountains. Skill building begins at Kroka’s pond, after which we will embark on a 4-day expedition to camp at the base of a great rapid. Our unique paddling progression is rooted in understanding the power of moving water and developing skills in raft, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board, as well as comfort swimming in fast moving water. In addition, we will simply soak in the joys of river life in the summer. Our afternoons will include camp set-up in the woods and on sandbars, fishing, roasting bread-on-a-stick, and time for rope swings and river play. Days end with spoon carving and stories around the campfire.

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Paddlers Journey Up North
Sun Jul 17 - Sat Jul 30, 2022
(14 days)
Ages 13 - 15

This intermediate/advanced level training program is for students who have completed Introduction to White Water and also welcome are those returning to Paddlers Journey Up North for their second or third consecutive year. After spending a day and a half practicing rolling and safety in the pond we will pack our food and gear and depart for the West Branch of the Penobscot River hidden deep in the northwoods of Maine. We will set our base camp at the bottom of Seboomooc Rapids. This stretch of the river is as good as it gets anywhere in the world with classic class II-III drop-pool sequences, gorgeous scenery and warm water. Here, surrounded by a majestic boreal forest, we will train for five days culminating with our infamous adventure race. Next, we will move downstream to the Ripogenus section of the West Branch where the river, much larger now, rolls through such famed drops as Ambejackmockamus and Nesowadnehunk Falls. While advanced students will be ready to kayak and canoe this section, beginner and intermediate students will migrate to the safety of the raft for the larger class IV drops. Our journey would not be complete without a day rock climbing and a pre-dawn ascent of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak!

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Canadian Expedition
Sun Jul 31 - Sat Aug 20, 2022
(21 days)
Ages 15 - 18

Kroka’s annual Canadian Expedition is a capstone experience for students ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Each year we take a team of dedicated paddlers to one of the great rivers of the North: the Ashuapmushuan, Coulonge, Moisie, Broadback, and more. Pristine and breathtakingly beautiful, these rivers drain the vast northern forests of Quebec and Ontario, accessible only by remote logging routes seldom driven. Travelling self-sufficiently downriver, we experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the north country and some of the best whitewater paddling in North America. In the afternoons we make camp along the gravel bars and rock beaches, gather mushrooms, fish and berries to eat, and sleep under an endlessly starry sky. Canadian Expedition takes us deep into remote and seldom-travelled wilderness where the joys and challenges of expedition life unleash our best selves living simply and traveling as a community. As we travel to and from the river we experience the cultural lifeways of northern people, visiting with local indigenous communities, post-industrial villages, and the old cities of Quebec and Montreal. Students will be required to dehydrate expedition food and take on other advanced preparation tasks before the start of the expedition. NOTE: Our expedition location for 2022 will be announced in early December.

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