Training Trips are continuing education for paddle school students. They differ from regular club trips in that, though no formal instruction takes place, the trips will have sufficient support boaters to assist in skills development. Feel free to ask questions or for help with something as that is why we are there. We encourage you to join in on regular club trips as well, and in some of the listed community service activities and the Rescue Rodeo (whitewater). The white water trips will primarily increase in intensity as the summer progresses, culminating in an Ocoee first-timers trip.

Whitewater Training Trip Schedule – Summer 2014
Week Day of Week Date River Trip Lead Phone Number
1 Saturday 7-Jun Hiwassee Drew & Scott Harrison 423.240.4288
Sunday 8-Jun Hiwassee Pat Carver 423.304.6519
2 Saturday 14-Jun Hiwassee Emily Smoot 423.598.0179
3 Saturday 21-Jun Tuckasegee John Hubbard 423.432.9748
4 Saturday 28-Jun Nantahala Justin Quillen 423.605.1085
Sunday 29-Jun Waterfront Tri* Taylor Watson 706.820.9577
5 Saturday 5-Jul NO TRAINING TRIPS
6 Saturday 12-Jul Nantahala Dave Adkins 423.653.4872
7 Saturday 19-Jul Nantahala JD Keener 205.589.6890
8 Saturday 26-Jul Rescue Rodeo Andrew Waters 865.403.0062
Sunday 27-Jul Big Bro/ Big Sis Raft Race* Jim Ledbetter 423.322.3691
9 Saturday 2-Aug Lesser Wesser Messer** Stacy Stone 423.443.2175
10 Saturday 9-Aug Pigeon Dave McConnell 865.207.9607
Sunday 10-Aug Sports Barn Tri* Taylor Watson 706.820.9577
11 Saturday 16-Aug Pigeon Angela Wood 865.577.2993
Sunday 17-Aug Upper Green Rob Taylor 423.309.8123
12 Saturday 23-Aug Ocoee Sampler*** Brandon Beaty 423.322.7328
13 Saturday 30-Aug NO TRAINING TRIPS
14 Saturday 6-Sep Girl Scout Raft Race* Taylor Watson 706.820.9577
Sunday 7-Sep Ocoee First Timers*** Katie Larue 423.624.7584
Students wishing to participate in a training trip MUST contact the trip coordinator by the Wednesday prior to trip.
*Denotes Community Service Activity or other activity – all newbies welcome!
**The Lesser Wesser is a special training trip which focuses on running
***Both the Ocoee Sampler and Ocoee First Timers trip will meet at 10am at the lower (private boater) takeout. Nantahala Falls. In order to participate in this trip, you must have attended at least two of the Nantahala training trips.