Just a short note of thanks to Canoe West for a really great experience that you provided our Scouts... they could not say enough about the fun that they had, what they learned, and the Class 3 runs of the last day. The outing will be something that will live in their minds always. Henry Allen, Scoutmaster, Troop 199

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     Is your troop ready for an exciting as well as educational outing while working towards their Whitewater Canoe Merit Badge?  Our staff of instructors have been working hard for over thirty years developing just such a program.
      The course that we provide not only allows the participants to experience river travel in a beautiful mountain setting with abundant wildlife, but helps them become competent canoers, learning river rescue and safety. Many of our return groups are now handling class 2+ and class 3 rapids quite expertly.
Scouts canoeing     Our canoeing program emphasizes safety and fun! You not only learn how to get down the rapids, but to catch  eddy turns, do screaming peel outs and surf waves.      
     Most of the time we base camp at one of the U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds and drive to a different section of the river each day, returning in the afternoon to our camp.
     We encourage establishing a base camp because unladen boats mean easier paddling and more opportunities for play, and the instructors can select a section of river each day that is right for the group.

Scouts on the Klamath River

     The Wild and Scenic Klamath River is one of the best canoe teaching rivers in the world. The water is warm (a rarity in big Northern California rivers) and the various sections of the river lend themselves to a good teaching progression.

The Canoe West Staff would welcome the opportuntiy to attend one of your group's regular meetings to make a presentation about our program or we would be glad to send you our FREE DVD.


Canoe West holds all necessary permits for canoeing the rivers in our National Forests and Bureau of Land Management areas
and is an equal opportunity service provider.

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