Whitewater Kids!

April 9, 2010

nrskids5By Devon Barker

I do not remember my introduction to whitewater. Not remembering my introduction has driven to think about helpful ideas to share with others when introducing kids to whitewater. Here are some of the don’ts and dos that I have found helpful when instructing kids. I am often asked how old should kids be before taking them rafting or kayaking? When should I teach them to roll? Can they use my equipment until I am sure they like it? All kids are different but I hope these pointers will get you all in the water enjoying rivers for a lifetime together.