Canoe and Kayak Whitewater Clinic

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Chief Instructor: Gordon Grant

Proceeds to benefit the Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation
to send kids to Camps Mondamin and Green Cove

Photos of the '08 Spring Clinic

These Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser Canoe/Kayak Clinics have become a tradition, rich with new and renewed friendships, against the background of beautiful North Carolina rivers on which to learn and explore.  Come join us!  All the proceeds of this event above food cost will go directly to the Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation, so your vacation and your gift enabling young people to experience camp will be one and the same.

Our head instructor will be Gordon Grant.  Gordo is a life long paddler, ex-Mondamin camper and staff member, former head of instruction at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, writer for Paddler Magazine, and well known in the paddling world. 

We will work with both canoes and kayaks.  The clinic targets the "rusty" paddler, the beginner who's had some experience on flat water and is ready to try some whitewater, or the intermediate who wants to work on his or her river running and/or playing techniques. We'll use our local rivers, including the Green, French Broad, Nantahala, Chatooga, and others as appropriate to the skill level of the group. If need be, we'll split the group into more or less advanced skill groupings.

Cost: $500 each adult and $350 for kids 16 and under . Includes meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, instruction and transportation during the clinic, airport pickup, all individual and group canoes and equipment, and lodging in Mondamin's finest cabins (that would mean cots, electricity and hot water!)  We accept 12 participants.

For more information, email us, or call 800 688-5789. For a weekend schedule, clothing and equipment checklist, registration form and other details click here.



* A great way to get into a new and exciting sport

* Safe and enjoyable warm-up for the rusty paddler

* Top level instuction that will give you plenty of skills and techniques to inprove your paddling

solo canoe

tandem canoe

For summer programs for boys, check out...

Camp Mondamin, established 1922. P.O. Box 8, Tuxedo, NC 28784.
(828)693-7446. Fax: (828)696-8895. Email:


And for girls...

Camp Green Cove, established 1945. P.O. Box 38, Tuxedo, NC 28784.
(828)692-6355, Fax (828)696-8895. Email: