Green River School: Spring Travel Camp


Spring is when our Southeast Rivers are flush with Winter runoff and Spring rains. This 4-week program takes us to a variety of rivers throughout the Spring. Focused on intermediate paddlers, we will work on river-running strategy, group management, and keep it fun by sprinkling in some river play along the way.

  • Saturdays; April 27, May 4, 11, 18; no prorating.

Availability: 8 in stock

About the course:

Springtime brings us ideal water levels for Southeast river exploration. Join our crew and our more experienced campers to travel and explore on Saturdays in April and May to see some of the fantastic rivers the Southeast has to offer. We will meet early each Saturday and travel to our selected river for the day and return each evening with stories to share and new skills acquired.

The Green River School Spring program will occur on four (4) select Saturdays for youth paddlers from ages 10-16. The aim of these paddling sessions is to introduce newer intermediate kayakers to the joys of river running and exploration while helping more experienced kayakers refine the skills necessary to keep it safe, productive, and fun.

Rivers often included: Section IX of the French Broad, Pigeon, and Green River. Other rivers will be utilized based on availability of appropriate river flows.


  • Character development through the “H2o Dreams Pillars of Leadership.”
  • Introduction and development of class III whitewater paddling skills
  • Introduction to safety skills
  • A driven yet supportive environment to encourage peers
  • Developing characteristics that are important as river professionals
  • Supervised guided discovery
  • The building of camaraderie, community, and leadership in young paddlers


  • Must have prior river experience (class II, and into III)
  • A willingness and desire to master the roll in downriver scenarios
  • Ages 10-16
  • A positive attitude and desire to try new challenges
  • Be in good health and overall fitness
  • Comfort in open water and swimming required; swim test on the first day with rescue review
  • No skill splits during this program, the group will come together to become a well honed paddling team

Session price: $725

Location(s): Meet in Saluda, NC

Camp schedule and location: 

  • Saturdays; April 27, May 4, 11, 18 (First week is mandatory)
  • Drop-off: 8:00A – 8:30A
  • River activities: 10:00A – 4:00P
  • Camp Pickup: 5:30P – 6:00P
  • H2o Dreams Paddling School – pickup and dropoff location
  • Green River in Saluda, NC and surrounding rivers and creeks

Guest to instructor ratio: 4 guests to 1 instructor


  • Instruction/guiding/coaching
  • All essential river equipment
  • Transportation to and from river locations

Not included:

  • Transportation to H2o Dreams Paddling School for drop-off and pick-up
  • Snacks, meals, and drinks
  • Swimwear and closed-toed water shoes


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Spring, Fall


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