Approved Kayaking Programs
New River Academy will be continuing educational and kayak adventure programs via our university age transition program “Patagonia Study Abroad.” New River Academy’s kayak high school now continues under World Class Academy.
For more information about New River Academy’s and World Classes new strategic partnership click here, "New River and World Class Academies Align High School and University Programs."
If you are interested in the best kayak high school program in the world click here for World Class Academy.
If you are interested in learning more about our kayak study abroad and gap year programs click here for New River Academy’s Patagonia Study Abroad.
New River Academy Endorsed Whitewater Kayak Camps
NRA students are recommended from these
endorsed kayak programs
Are you seeking the best kayak camp or school, but do not know the best from the worst? Then read about these kayak programs that Huge Experiences endorses. Huge Experiences does not offer kayak camps. So, it is a pleasure for us to offer an unbiased endorsement to the best kayak programs. Feel open to call us for our recommendation.
Endorse my Kayak Program! Are you a kayak program that would like to seek Huge Experiences’ endorsement? Contact us for a review.
Endless River Adventures
Years ago we ran into ERA as we both led trips. The ERA staff talked about how great it was to work for ERA. Soon I spoke with owner Ken Castorf, "How do you keep your employees so happy?" Ken gladly shared tips and New River Academy soon adopted his successful strategies. Here is more about Endless River Adventures program.
Parents send their kids to Endless River Adventures for the same reason that they themselves came to ERA for kayak instruction/.international trips—they trust ERA and they know that instruction is of the highest quality. Kids experience ERA's top notch coaching, in which the combination of slalom, freestyle and downriver techniques produces well-rounded young paddlers. Click here to goto Endless River Adventures.
Photo Credit with NOC’s Cool Summer School
Nantahala Outdoor Center and Huge Experiences have joined to offer great kayaking and summer school credit. Check out how you can learn to publish photos and kayak this summer. Past NOC students who went on to attend Huge Experiences’ New River Academy: Matt Fithian, Saunders Southecorvo, Nathan Silsbee, Sara Hunter, Emery Tillman, Palmer Miller, Brynne Weeks, and Alex Mohn. Read more on the NOC blog.
We take care of transferring your photo credit you learn to compose the shots. View our recent photo projects on Flickr.
Video Credit with Keeners’ Cool Summer School more information
The Keeners are Ottawa Kayak School “keen and enthusiastic” teen programs. Keeners and Huge Experiences are now offering a video summer school credit on the Ottawa River. Master professional videography skills with Final Cut Pro as you hone your freestyle moves. Course taught by NRA’s Tino Specht. We take care of the transcript transfers you learn to post the videos. View our videos.
Past Keeners attending NRA: Eli Spiegel, David Spiegel, Emery Tillman, Tracy d’Arbeloff, Alexandra Shallhorn, Jason Craig, Stephen Forster, Palmer Miller, David Ruhle, Jackson Conn, Keegan Grady, Ross McIlwaine, and Nelson Jones.
Downstream Edge more information
Nick Wigston’s Downstream Edge is a best program for Colorado Youth. The Downstream Edge is a junior kayak league. Nick organized coaches, events, competitions, scholarships, and outings for junior kayakers across the state of Colorado including the CO State Championships. New River Academy sponsors Downstream Edge events and is developing a scholarship program for Downstream Edge.
Otterbar Teen Leadership Camp more information
Northern California’s Forks of the Salmon provides the perfect river running and leadership experience. Last year David Hughes led the Otterbar Teen Leadership Camp. Past Otterbar students who chose to apply to Huge Experiences: Michelle Yates, Eli Spiegel, David Spiegel, Bo Banducci, and Sean Johnson.
Zoar more information
Located on the Deerfield River founder Bruce Lessels leads one of the best kayak instructional experiences in the world. Zoar student and employee Tino Specht has been one of our best employees.
Girls at Play more information
If you think of the best women’s kayak instruction think of Anna Levesque’s Girls at Play. Anna provides a spiritually helaing aspect via her added Yoga component. Past Girls at Play students who chose New River Academy are Tracy d’Arbeloff and Emery Kate Tillman.
Green River Adventuresmore information
Located near the famous Green River this kayak school and shop offer adult and junior kayak programs with the highest quality of instruction. Green River Adventures employee Kevin Ryan chose to attend New River Academy.
Valley Mill more information
Valley Mill offers the largest kayak day camp in the DC area. This school has a proven record and gives back to the community via its Maryland Chute-out events.
River Gypsies more information
Leland Davis leads creek and river running whitewater kayak instruction. The River Gypsies will be operating an international adult river running trip to our Pucon, Chile base during January and February of 2010. If you are an adult wanting to kayak classic whitewater in Chile then you will want to contact the River Gypsies.