Training camp in Georgia
Kayaking should be fun. That is why we would like to teach you to paddle, to enjoy your time on a river and to understand how to run rapids safely for you and your mates.
You should learn to kayak on a simple, safe and familiar spot, but to progress you need to experience different rivers. That’s why we introduce new programme that encompasses both the basic training and the downriver paddling.
For whom the camp is planned:
The kayak camp in Georgia is planned for those who already have some experience in whitewater kayaking and would like to improve their skill level. The programme is suitable also for those who spent winter in the gym/swimming pool and would like to refresh their experience. This camp is for those who likes paddling rivers and who wishes to learn to do it right and to enjoy their kayaking. In addition, we will instruct you on the basics of river safety and rescue, first aid and other useful techniques.
Number of participants:
The minimum number of participants is 4 and the maximum is 6.
The camp is divided into two blocks (3 days each).
The first block is all about basics of kayaking. The first three days we will practice on the same river stretch and will work on our technique on a familiar spot.
After three days of intense training we will have an obligatory resting day.
The second block is planned to teach you to use the skills in a real environment on a river. These days we will paddle different rivers and different sections using the skills you learnt in the first block.
Also we will film you and every evening we will analyze your paddling technique from these videos.
Western Georgia is a great location for this camp. Depending on water level, weather and participants’ skills we will organize this camp in the following locations:
-In Adjaria or Guria regions (staying in Batumi)
-On the rivers of Samegrelo (Khobitskali and Tekhuri, staying in Mukhuri)
-On different sections of Rioni river (staying in Oni).
The camp is planned for a week (7 days). The participants should choose the period of dates:
4 April – 2 May
10 May – 6 June
18 September – 3 October
- Exact dates to be determined after contacting us.
You should bring your own gear (boat, paddle, buoyancy aid, hemet, paddle wear).
We have a few boats and some gear which you can rent. The boat rent is 10 eur/day. Please tell us in advance if you would like to rent a boat or over equipment.
The price include:
– all transfers during the camp
– instuctions, rescue and classes
– photo and video recording during classes
– transfers to Batumi or Kutaisi airports
The price does not include:
– arrival to Georgia
- medical insurance
Since the location and the dates can vary, we decided to keep the transportation question open. You decide yourself how you would like to get to the camp, to take a flight or to drive your own vehicle. We can help to organise the transfer from local airports of Kutaisi or Batumi. Transfers from Tbilisi should be discussed separately. You can get to Western Georgia on an intercity bus of MetroBus company (they take boats on board too).
Accommodation and food
You can also decide on your own accommodation and meals. Since the programme is very busy there is not much time left for the daily routine issues, so we suggest to stay in one of the local guesthouses or hotels, and to take advantage of restaurants/cafes or guesthouse catering. Also, we have all the camping equipment with us so upon request we can also organize living in a campsite.
* please feel free to contact us to discuss any other questions about the camp
You can paddle rivers with your eyes full of fear, but you can also learn to do it with full control and knowledge and also to enjoy it. It is up to you.