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Paddle School 2024

***** May 31st- June 2nd, 2024 ***** REGISTRATION will open around March 1, 2024. Watch for announcements on Facebook and email

Students: Read Class/Course Descriptions found below and click the button to read Frequently Asked Questions before starting registration process. Trust us .. It will help!


STUDENTS ONLY: Click Here to Register

Instructors & Support Boaters Registration Follow this link to register:



If you want to attend Paddle School just for the fun social experience (!), the fine cuisine, the amazing auction, or maybe you want to bring a guest or non-paddling family member -- No Problem !! Just click this button to register. And of course, if you need to order more awesome T-Shirts, Camping, Meals, Stickers, or Raffle Tickets, place your order by clicking this button!
NON-PADDLERS, GUESTS, & EXTRA ORDERS: Click Here to Register and Order Extra


Message from the Paddle School Team

We are not yet ready for Paddle School 2024! Our team is already planning and hard at work. Check back about February 2024 for the latest. Please take a moment and read our Frequently Asked Questions first before registering. We think it will answer many of your concerns. If not contact us as shown: General Paddle School Info: Registration Questions/Issues: Payments/Refunds: Volunteer Opportunities: Dian Lawhon: Classes/Courses: Steven Courtney:

Whitewater Course Descriptions - Kayak & Canoe (subject to change)

Course and river descriptions are available here


Paddle School Fees

TVCC Membership: Must be Member in Good Standing

Must be a member to attend as Student, Instructor, or Support Boater. Check your current status and ensure your membership is good through June 5th. Guests and additional family members can attend the Friday and Saturday Social Events without Membership. Guests and additional family members can also camp at AU, but must be registered with us as AU requires a wristband be worn by all campers. Please register as a "Guest" using the "Non-Paddling and Extras" link and include any other extras you would like.


Liability Waiver

Please click the TVCC Waiver button to acknowledge that you have read and accept the TVCC Liability Waiver and Risk Management Agreement. If you have already completed this requirement for 2023, the system will let you know!

Paddle School: $60 Base price plus your Options

Online Payment Only. Please email BG Smith ( if you need to make other payment arrangements or experience difficulties with payment. Due to the demand for Paddle School, we reserve the right to cancel your registration if outstanding balances are unpaid after 5 business days.

    REMEMBER: You can order additional items using the Non-Paddler, Guests, & Extra Orders button above. We also ship T-shirts if desired!

    Paddle School Registration Options:

  • Camping (both nights, non-RV, primitive/van camping) $10 per person (Optional)
  • Saturday Night Catered Jordan's BBQ Dinner $15 (Optional)
  • Paddle School T-Shirt $15 (Cotton) or $28 (Sport Tech) (Optional)
  • Late Fees $50 (after May 12 or capacity reached)
  • RV Campsites must be reserved separately through AU
The Deadline for Student Registration is Friday, May 12th

The deadline for student registration is Friday, May 12th, or when capacity is reached. We will establish a Waitlist to place Students into classes when capacity is reached or if specific types of classes are full. After May 12th, Students wishing to register may do so but will be automatically placed on the Waitlist and incur a $50 Late Registration Fee. T-shirts and Saturday dinner are not guaranteed with late applications. Late Registrants who are not confirmed to attend will receive a full refund. . Our team will try it's best, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all late registrants.

2023 Paddle School Refund Policy

If it happens that you cannot attend Paddle School after registering, please notify Steve Lamb at or BG Smith at as soon as possible. Due to the extensive planning and reservations that go into this event, refunds will be honored according to the following schedule: Before May 14th: Full Refund (less bank fees ~5% ) Before May 23rd: 50% Refund After May 23rd Midnight: NO REFUND


For GPS: 522 US 64, Ocoee, TN 37361
~ or ~ 35.1227, -84.7070

From Chattanooga (South): Take 1ā€75 north to Exit 20 (first Cleveland exit) and turn right. Take the bypass 6 miles to the Ocoee Exit (Highway 64 East). Go east on US-64, for approximately 8.5 miles. Adventures Unlimited will be on your right, about half a mile after US-64 crosses over US-411.

From Knoxville (North): Take Iā€75 south to exit 25, Cleveland. Go right, under the Iā€75 bridge. After the third light, this now becomes Cleveland bypass (TN-60). Take the exit for US-64 towards Ocoee and go for approximately 8.5 miles. Adventures Unlimited will be on your right, about half a mile after US-64 crosses over US-411.