Green River School Youth Day Camp Plus+

Price Varies 5 days

A continuation of our Green River School introduction, our travel program is suitable for those that are looking to master the basics and become proficient in class III whitewater. Either your child has worked with us previously in camp and has received the suggestion to move forward, or your child is showing equivalency after a quick on water interview. We accept as young as 8 years old in travel camp.

Select your start date on the calendar to book the week(s) you would like to add.

2020 dates:

  • 22-26 June
  • 6-10 July
  • 17-21 August


  About the course:

Our Green River School is back with a Plus+ week! Young paddlers who have kayaking experience and are hungry for more will be excited for more adventures and challenge with our Green River School-Plus+ session. Graduates from our introductory weeks of Green River School or kayakers with equivalent experience can look forward to more skill development with an emphasis on inversion and gaining confidence with the roll, stroke and rapid strategy, new sections of river, and more opportunities to lead.

The Green River School Plus+ occurs select weeks throughout the summer in Saluda, NC, for youth paddlers from age(s) 8-16. The aim of these sessions is to build confidence of young paddlers to become more self-reliant on the river while having fun, and of course continuing to develop the skills necessary to keep kayaking safe, productive, and worthwhile. Hiking with kayaks and a commitment to the kayak roll will be required of paddlers attending the Green River School Plus+ sessions.



  • Character development through the “H2o Dreams Pillars of Leadership.”
  • Introduction and development of intermediate to advanced whitewater paddling skills
  • Development of safety and rescue skills
  • A competitive and supportive environment to encourage peers
  • Developing characteristics that are important as river professionals
  • Supervised guided discovery
  • Building of camaraderie, community, and leadership in young paddlers

  • Ages 10-16
  • Willingness and desire to be upside down and commitment to the kayak roll
  • Willingness and ability to hike with a kayak
  • 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 first day
  • Green River School – Youth Kayak Day Camp or equivalency* please inquire if your child has paddling experience outside of H2o Dreams!
    • Recommendation from H2o Dreams Green River School instructor
    • Brief on-water interview


  Session price: $550 per session

  Location(s): Saluda, NC

  Camp schedule and location: 

  • Monday – Friday
  • Optional early drop off (Additional $75): 7:30A – 8:30A
  • Regular drop-off: 8:30A – 9:00A
  • Camp activities: 9:00A – 4:30P
  • Camp Pickup: 4:30P – 5:00P
  • Green River, Saluda, NC; and surrounding rivers and creeks
    • Sections will vary based on skill range and aims of each session. Times and locations will be determined weekly for participants. Week includes one field trip to other river destination.

  Guest to instructor ratio: 4 guests to 1 instructor; always at minimum 2 instructors per session


  • Instruction/guiding/coaching
  • All essential river equipment
  • Transportation to the river each day

  Not included:

  • Transportation to H2o Dreams for drop-off and pick-up
  • Swimwear and closed toe water shoes (see parent packet for acceptable footwear)
  • Lunches and snacks
  • See complete list of essentials in parent packet


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