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.
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 NantahalaRacingClub@gmail.com to inquire.
In addition to your small registration fee, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NRC.
|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|
|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.