Whitewater Kayaking


Northwood School offers a whitewater kayaking program as a spring sport designed to provide a fantastic introduction to the world of whitewater sports.  The white water program utilizes the abundance of local rivers to instruct complete beginners through more advanced kayakers.  Northwood has a great assortment of whitewater kayaks as well as some IKs (inflatable kayaks).  As the students gain experience, they learn about river safety, paddling and bracing, rolling, "reading rapids", and how to have a great time on the river. Although kayaking is an individual sport, there is an emphasis on the team aspect in that everyone is helping everyone else out.  The kayaking program starts off in Mirror Lake with flat water paddling skills and rolling basics.  We then progress all the way through Class III rapids and running some smaller (8ft) waterfalls depending on the experience and skill level of our group.




92 Northwood Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518.523.3357
admissions@northwoodschool.com
92 Northwood Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518.523.3357
admissions@northwoodschool.com