Kayak Schools

White Otter Outdoor Adventures invites you to spend four or seven days learning to whitewater kayak safely and competently with a small group on Idaho's Salmon River. Certified instructors lead this highly regarded program. Our whitewater kayaking courses are for either beginner or intermediate kayakers who are looking to enter the world of kayaking, develop their skill and build community through adventure.

Students are taught the skills to safely play and enjoy the sport. Kayaking allows people to not only learn a challenging skill, but also improves their confidence, inspires growth in their abilities, and teaches valuable decision making skills. Most importantly, whitewater kayaking is FUN!

Call us to talk about our different offerings, we are happy to answer any of your questions! (208) 788-5005.

Main Salmon Raft, Kayak, and Water Skills Camp

This Main Salmon trip is dedicated to giving young river runners the opportunity to build community, develop your river skills, and explore Idaho’s wilderness. Our whitewater raft and kayak camp is a multi-day guided excursion with highly qualified raft and kayak instructors and guides. In addition to teaching the core kayaking and rafting skills, we focus on decision making, reading and navigating rivers, and build on the themes of leadership, swift water rescue, backcountry camping and wilderness first aid.

August 1st - August 7th, Ages 15–18

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Beginner Kayak Camp

On the first day of the course we will meet at the White Otter Headquarters in Sunbeam at 10:00am and will spend the next four days and three nights learning the skills and art of whitewater kayaking, while camping, making new friends, and eating incredibly good food. Meals will be provided by our Sunbeam Cafe team, and are completely organic, non GMO, handmade, and locally sourced. No experience is necessary and enrollment is limited to 10 participants.

July 25th – July 28th, Ages 12-15

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