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Available Activities

Day Pass
from $49.00
Day Pass
from $49.00

Access to all available activities on day of visit.

Age Qualifiers:
Adult Passes - Ages 10 and up.
Youth Passes - Ages 9 and under.

Pass Information:
Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If arrival date is unknown, please choose today's date.

Activity availability and timing can change from day to day. The Activity Schedule is the best resource for day-of activity availability.

All activities proceed rain or shine unless otherwise stated by Whitewater Center staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Two-Day Pass
from $89.00
Two-Day Pass
from $89.00

Access to all available activities on two consecutive days of visit. 

Age Qualifiers:
Adult Passes - Ages 10 and up.
Youth Passes - Ages 9 and under.

Pass Information:
Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If arrival date is unknown, please choose today's date.

Activity availability and timing can change from day to day. The Activity Schedule is the best resource for day-of activity availability.

All activities proceed rain or shine unless otherwise stated by Whitewater Center staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Annual Pass
from $189.00
Annual Pass
from $189.00

Access to all available activities for 365 days from first use.

Age Qualifiers:
Adult Passes - Ages 10 and up.
Youth Passes - Ages 9 and under.

Pass Information:

Activity availability and timing can change from day to day. The Activity Schedule is the best resource for day-of activity availability.

All activities proceed rain or shine unless otherwise stated by Whitewater Center staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

Annual Passes do not include certain Upgrade activities.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Read the Annual Pass Terms and Conditions.

Annual Parking Pass
from $60.00
Annual Parking Pass
from $60.00

The 2021 Annual Parking Pass gives unlimited access to Whitewater Center parking through December 31st, 2021. 

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Single Activity Passes
from $20.00
Single Activity Passes
from $20.00

The Single Activity Pass gives you one-day access to the activity of your choosing. 

Pass Information:
Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If arrival date is unknown, please choose today's date.

For Deep Water Solo, Flatwater, Mountain Biking, Whitewater kayaking, and Climbing, this pass allows you all day use or unlimited time for that activity on your day of visit. For Whitewater Rafting, this includes one trip per each pass purchased.

Activity availability and timing can change from day to day. The Activity Schedule is the best resource for day-of activity availability.

All activities proceed rain or shine unless otherwise stated by Whitewater Center staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fundamental Focus Kayak Instruction
from $25.00
Fundamental Focus Kayak Instruction
from $25.00

Fundamental Focus courses are built on perfecting whitewater kayaking fundamentals and dialing in specific techniques in a non-intimidating class II environment.

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Intro to Kayaking Lesson or Package, or basic whitewater kayaking experience

Course Duration: Saturdays 10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Dates and Topics:

  • May 30: Perfecting Peels Outs, Ferries, and Eddy Turns
  • June 13: Employing Cross Current Momentum
  • July 11: Perfecting Peels Outs, Ferries, and Eddy Turns
  • August 1: Utilizing Stern Draws
  • August 22: Perfecting Peels Outs, Ferries, and Eddy Turns
  • September 12: Effective Back Paddling
  • September 26: Introduction to Jet Ferries
  • October 10: Controlling and utilizing Buoyancy Energy

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Intro
from $200.00
Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Intro
from $200.00

Introduction Spring/Fall Camp initiates kids to whitewater kayaking, as well as continue to develop the skills of previous campers.

Instructor ratio: 3 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Must be comfortable swimming

Ages: 10 – 18

Duration: Three Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Course Dates:

  • April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th
  • September 11th, September 18th, September 25th
Whitewater Kayak Camp I: Intro
from $260.00
Whitewater Kayak Camp I: Intro
from $260.00

Whitewater Kayak Camp I is a full day camp that will introduce your child to whitewater kayaking in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Working with our experienced instructors throughout the week, campers will learn how to competently paddle class II whitewater while also learning how to work together as a group on the river. After spending the week learning to paddle at the Whitewater Center, campers will have the opportunity to apply their new skills on the Lower Green River during our optional off-site trip day. 

Prerequisites

Must be between 10 – 18 years old. Must be comfortable swimming.

Camp Dates

  • June 1 - 4 ($260 Pro Rate)
  • June 7 - 11
  • June 14 - 18
  • June 21 - 25
  • June 28 - July 2
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 16 - 20
  • August 23 - 27
Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Development
from $200.00
Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Development
from $200.00

Spring and Fall Development Camp expands the knowledges and skills of kids who have already learned the basics of whitewater kayaking.

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites:Must have completed an Intro Camp (Summer or Spring/Fall), or have experience paddling class II whitewater and rolling

Ages: 10 – 18

Duration: Three Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Course Dates:

  • May 1st, May 8th, and May 15th
  • October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th
Whitewater Kayak Camp II: Development
from $400.00
Whitewater Kayak Camp II: Development
from $400.00

Whitewater Kayak Camp II is a full day camp designed to further develop the skills learned in either Spring, Summer, or Fall Kayak Camp. Each day campers will be presented with new challenges as they learn to independently navigate the river under the guidance of our instructors. After spending the week learning to paddle at the Whitewater Center campers will have the opportunity to apply their new skills on the Upper or Lower Green River during our optional off-site trip day.

Prerequisites

  • Must be between 10 – 18 years old
  • Must have completed Intro Camp (Summer or Spring/Fall), or have experience paddling class II whitewater and rolling
  • Must be able to hike on moderate terrain carrying a kayak weighing up to 50 pounds.

Camp Dates

  • June 14 - 18
  • June 28 - July 2
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 23 - 27
Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Advanced
from $200.00
Spring/Fall Kayak Camp: Advanced
from $200.00

Advanced Spring and Fall Kayak Camps are designed to rapidly develop the skills of campers who already have a reliable roll. 

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Must have completed Spring/Fall or Summer Development Camp or have experience paddling class III whitewater;  must have a reliable combat roll (minimum 8 successful rolls in 10 attempts in whitewater)

Ages: 10 – 18

Duration: Three Days, 1pm – 5pm (4 hours each)

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Course Dates:

  • May 1st, May 8th, and May 15th
  • October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th
Whitewater Kayak Camp III: Advanced
from $400.00
Whitewater Kayak Camp III: Advanced
from $400.00

Whitewater Kayak Camp III is a full day camp experience that will fine tune your camper’s kayaking skills while challenging them to develop more advanced techniques at an accelerated pace. These skills, maneuvers, and river knowledge will allow them to enhance their whitewater paddling experience by opening up new ways to enjoy a variety of rivers. Advanced Whitewater Kayak Campers will also learn rescue techniques that will teach them how to handle adversity on the river. At the end of the week campers will have the opportunity to apply their skills on Upper Green River during our optional off-site trip day.

Prerequisites

  • Must be between 10 – 18 years old
  • Must have completed Spring/Fall or Summer Development Camp or have experience paddling class III whitewater
  • Must have a reliable combat roll (minimum 8 successful rolls in 10 attempts in whitewater)
  • Must be able to hike on moderate terrain carrying a kayak weighing up to 50 pounds.

Camp Dates

  • June 21 - 25
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 16 - 20
Youth Development Sessions
from $35.00
Youth Development Sessions
from $35.00

After learning the basics in one of our Kayak Camps, Youth Development weekly group sessions provide young paddlers the oppourtunity to improve their skills while meeting other paddlers their age. The content for each week’s session is based on the students that are enrolled, tailoring the skills and techniques to their needs.

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Must have completed an Intro Camp (Summer or Spring/Fall), or have experience paddling class II whitewater and rolling

Ages: 10 - 18

Duration: Saturdays, 10am - 12pm

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Adventure Card
from $25.00
Adventure Card
from $25.00

The Adventure Card can be used towards the purchase of various Whitewater Center products and services including activity passes, food and beverage, Adventure Dining, Summer Camp, Instruction, and retail purchases from Outfitters. Adventure Cards can be purchased for a custom amount by calling Guest Services at 704.391.3900. 

Youth Adventure Camp
from $260.00
Youth Adventure Camp
from $260.00

This adventure-based camp combines the fun of a traditional summer camp with the excitement of an outdoor adventure experience. With a range of Pass Activities that includes whitewater rafting, rock climbing, flatwater kayaking and team development activities, this will be a camp that your child will not forget.

Camp Dates

  • June 1 - 4 ($260 Pro Rate)
  • June 7 -11
  • June 14 - 18
  • June 21 - 25
  • June 28 - July 2
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 16 - 20
  • August 23 - 27
Teen Adventure Camp
from $260.00
Teen Adventure Camp
from $260.00

The focus of this camp is to both have fun and enjoy the activities the USNWC has to offer in a group dynamic. Campers will participate in a wide range of Pass Activities, which include (but are not limited to) whitewater rafting, rock climbing, high ropes courses and team building activities. Each camper will walk away with cool stories, great experiences, and new friends.

Camp Dates

  • June 1 - 4 ($260 Pro Rate)
  • June 7 -11
  • June 14 - 18
  • June 21 - 25
  • June 28 - July 2
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 16 - 20
Survival Camp
from $375.00
Survival Camp
from $375.00

Survival Camp will teach, develop and test your child’s ability to survive in the wild. We instill techniques such as shelter-building, wilderness first aid, fire building, lost proofing and map and compass skills. With a survival focus your child will also participate in games and teambuilding activities. Each session operates like a day camp with one overnight stay at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Camp Dates

  • June 14 - 18
  • June 21 - 25
  • June 28 - July 2
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 16 - 20
Rock, Ride & Paddle Camp I
from $375.00
Rock, Ride & Paddle Camp I
from $375.00

Rock, Ride and Paddle Camp I focuses on building your kid’s basic skills in mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater kayaking. Each day is split into two unique clinics, focusing on activities and skill enhancements that will challenge your child, while developing their confidence. Prior experience needed in basic bike riding skills. Campers also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of Pass Activities at the USNWC including whitewater rafting.

Camp Dates

  • June 14 - June 18
  • June 21 - June 25
  • June 28 - August 2
  • July 5 - 9
  • July 12 - 16
  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30
  • August 2 - 6
  • August 9 - 13
  • August 16 - 20
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
from $2,800.00
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
from $2,800.00

The course provides 200-hour YTT training, one Whitewater Center annual parking pass, a comprehensive training workbook, and access to yoga blocks, bolsters, and straps. It will prepare participants to instruct classes typically offered to the general adult population. The full program must be completed in order to receive the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification.

This training program is registered by Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds Yoga Alliance standards. Students who complete this training will be eligible to register as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

Dates:

This course begins on May 1st. View the complete course schedule before purchasing - attendance at every class is required for certification. There are no make up dates. 

Notes:

Participants are responsible for their own food and lodging.

Payment plans are available for special circumstances. Please email info@usnwc.org if you require a payment plan. 

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Raft Guide School
from $175.00
Raft Guide School
from $175.00

Become a professional raft guide at the largest man-made whitewater facility in the world.  From the classroom to the river, highly qualified instructors teach all of the necessary skills expected of a professional Raft Guide - no prior experience is necessary. 

Upon completion of Guide School, students will be given the opportunity to advance into the Whitewater Center's guide qualification check-out process. Attending guide school does not guarantee a job at the Whitewater Center.


Course Information

  • Duration: 6 days   
  • Hours:
    • Guide School Orientation is required, and takes place the evening before course start from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
    • Course: 9:00am - 5:30pm daily 
  • Price: $175.00                    

Course Requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age or older

Adequate level of physical fitness, swimming capability, and comfort in and around moving water. 

 

Intro to Whitewater SUP
from $60.00
Intro to Whitewater SUP
from $60.00

Learn the basics for paddling on dynamic water, including basic SUP stances, strokes, and recovery techniques.

Instructor Ratio: 3 students to 1 instructor

Skill Prerequisites: Previous Stand-Up Paddleboarding experience

Duration: 1.5 hours (11:00am – 12:30pm)

Cancellation Policy:

All reservation and lesson booking fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule, please provide a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Requests to reschedule a lesson with less than 48 hours of advance notice will be subject to a 20% rescheduling fee.

For more information, contact the Kayak Center at 704.391.3900 ext. 195 or at kayak@usnwc.org.

Course Dates:

  • May 2
  • May 30
  • June 13
  • July 18
  • August 1
  • August 15
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • September 26
Youth Advanced Development Sessions
from $35.00
Youth Advanced Development Sessions
from $35.00

Youth Advanced Sessions are weekly sessions focusing on a specific topic appropriate for youth paddlers who already have a reliable roll. 

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Must have completed Spring/Fall or Summer Development Camp or have experience paddling class III whitewater; must have a reliable combat roll (minimum 8 successful rolls in 10 attempts in whitewater)

Course Schedule: Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Dates:

  • May 9: Stern Squirts
  • May 16: Water and Rock Boofs
  • May 23: Freestyle: How to Loop
  • June 13: Slalom: Up Gates
  • June 20: Freestyle: How to Bow Stall/Flatwater Cartwheel
  • July 11: Freestyle: How to Loop
Perfecting the Flatwater Roll
from $35.00
Perfecting the Flatwater Roll
from $35.00

Specifically focused on making your roll more reliable, this class is designed to dial in your rolling technique. Whether you’re struggling to hit your first roll or are stuck at a 50/50 success rate, instructors will work with you to diagnose the issue and develop a plan to help you fix it.

Instructor ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor

Skill prerequisites: Must have previous experience rolling a whitewater kayak

Course Schedule: Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Dates:

  • May 23
  • June 6
  • June 20
  • July 25
  • August 15
  • August 29
  • September 19
  • October 3
Belay Class
from $20.00
Belay Class
from $20.00

Learn the basics of climbing in this introductory class. Participants will learn the proper gear needed for climbing, how to minimize risk, basic climbing terminology, basic climbing etiquette/USNWC policies, and the proper (slot-style) belay technique. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to take the Belay Test, which results in belay qualification to be used while climbing at the USNWC. Once qualified, participants will have more access to climbing areas as well as access to roped climbs and auto belays.

  • Pricing: $20/person (includes Belay Test)
  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 1:00pm, Fridays at 6:00pm
  • Duration: 2 hours, including instruction and practice time
  • Age: 14+ years
  • Clothing requirements: Closed toed shoes are required
  • Notes: The Belay Test may not be taken on the same day as the Belay Class
Intro to Lead Climbing
from $30.00
Intro to Lead Climbing
from $30.00

This class is the perfect way to take your climbing skills to the next level. Our professional climbing instructors will teach you the basics of lead climbing/belaying, including proper gear, clipping, falling and safety.

  • Pricing: $30/person
  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 10:00am
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age: 14+ years
  • Prerequisites: Participants must be belay-qualified and able to climb a 5.9 comfortably
  • Clothing requirements: Closed toed shoes are required
SUP Yoga
from $30.00
SUP Yoga
from $30.00

SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. SUP Yoga is led by a local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. All guests must register for a SUP Yoga time slot below in order to participate in the class.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Dates
    • August 16th
    • August 23rd
    • September 6th
    • September 20th
  • Schedule 
    • Class: 11:00am
    • Check-In: 10:30am
      • Location: Kayak Center
Youth Educational Session
from $50.00
Youth Educational Session
from $50.00

YOUTH EDUCATION SESSIONS

Sessions include a 1.5 hour educational program and a water or land-based activity.  Afternoon sessions are available.  Activity details will vary each week.  Parents/guardians will be informed of the activity prior to the session date.

INFORMATION

  • Price: $50 per half day session
  • Ages: 8 – 12
  • Available Days and Times
    • Select Mondays & Wednesdays
      • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Drop off and Pick Up Times
    • Afternoon Session
      • Drop Off: 12:45pm – 1:00pm
      • Pick Up: 5:00pm – 5:15pm  

SESSION DATES & DETAILS 

CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification
from $75.00
CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification
from $75.00

Course Information

 

Students who successfully complete this course will receive certificates for Basic First Aid with CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant) and AED, which is valid for two years.

This course consists of an online class and in-class skills practice/evaluation. Online material must be completed three days prior to attending the in-class skills practice/evaluation at the Whitewater Center.

Course Dates:

Morning Sessions (8:00a-11:00a)

  • Saturday February 27th
  • Saturday March 20th
  • Sunday March 21st
  • Saturday March 27th
  • Sunday April 11th
  • Saturday April 17th
  • Sunday May 2nd
  • Saturday May 8th
  • Saturday May 15th
  • Saturday May 22nd
  • Sunday May 23rd
  • Saturday June 12th
  • Sunday June 13th
  • Saturday June 19th
  • Saturday June 26th

Evening Sessions (6:00p - 9:00p)

  • Tuesday March 9th
  • Tuesday March 16th
  • Tuesday March 30th
  • Tuesday April 6th
  • Tuesday April 27th
  • Tuesday May 11th
  • Tuesday June 1st
  • Tuesday June 22nd
Outdoor Activities Orientation
from $0.00
Outdoor Activities Orientation
from $0.00

Outdoor Activities Orientation

Thank you for registering for the USNWC Outdoor Activities Orientation. 

Please select the date below discussed during either your interview; or one-on-one from training, and fill out the form. You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately after your submission. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to hiring-activities@usnwc.org.


Course Information

  • Duration: 2 hrs 

Course Requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age or older.

No previous experience necessary.

First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification
from $75.00
First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification
from $75.00

Students who successfully complete this course will receive certificates for Basic First Aid with CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant) and AED, which is valid for two years.

This course consists of an online class and in-class skills practice/evaluation. Online material must be completed three days prior to attending the in-class skills practice/evaluation at the Whitewater Center.

Course Dates:

Evening Sessions (6:00p - 9:00p)

  • Tuesday October 13th