Slalom Mini-Camp

Dates: April 30 and August 20 nrc_register_button
Time: Meet at 10 am
$10- NRC Members, $20 – Non Members
18 and under

NRC Slalom Mini-Camps provide targeted whitewater instruction by experienced athlete-coaches over the course of an intensive, two-day clinic. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop and use new skills in a fun, supportive environment.

Program Details

Skills: Participants build key river-running skills such as balance, stroke technique, surfing, choosing a line.
Slalom: Slalom gates and technique are used both as a learning tool for building precision whitewater skills and as a fun, competitive aspect of kayaking.
Prerequisites: must be an NRC member, Confident wet-exit, willing to try new things in flat and moving water. A whitewater roll is a plus, but not required.


Pre-registration: Online Registration Form
Not included: Lodging, food, and Sunday’s race entry are not included in the registration fee. If your child needs to borrow equipment, please email to inquire.

In addition to your small registration fee, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NRC.

Camp Schedule

Nantahala Bridge Gates

Saturday Time Location
Welcome, Introductions & Orientation 11 am Bridge Gates
Flatwater Session 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Below Big Wesser Falls
Group Lunch & Free Time 1:30 – 3 pm NRC Trailer
Whitewater Gates Technique/ On Water Session
(subject to change based on Groups)
3- 5 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Course Set Up & Free time at NOC  5:30 pm
Sunday Time Location
Competitor Check-in 10 – 11 am Event Tent
Course-walk with NRC Mini-Camp Coaches 11:30 am Nantahala Bridge Gate
NRC Slalom Series Start 12 am Nantahala Bridge Gates
Awards Ceremony 3 pm Event Tent
Whitewater Session 3 – 4 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Mini-Camp Wrap-up 4:15 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates


Nantahala Bridge Gates – The Nantahala Bridge Gates are located on the NOC campus. Directly after crossing the bridge onto NOC property River Left, turn left towards the main parking lot, then left again into the small parking lot just upstream of the roadbridge. There is a large black trailer with the NRC logo. This is the meeting area.

Interested in growing your whitewater skills, looking for a friendly community of fellow paddlers, or possibly exploring the world of whitewater competition? Join Us!