New River Academy-The Academy of Huge Experiences celebrated its seniors in the breeze above the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, WV.
Team Jackson Kayak wore out the podium at the recently concluded Third Annual Reno River Festival.
When I speak with parents and students about New River Academys college prep semester programs I often hear the following responses: I would love to go, but I play soccer during the school year., Does the school do anything during the summer?, Uggh, Hes got that darn girlfriend, I wish he would just go with you., I dont think her mother and I are ready to let her go for a full school year. I have wanted to develop a summer school program for several years, and it was the parents continual requests for this program that inspired Huge Experiences to develop an accredited summer school tour.
Emily and Dane Jackson, 15 and 12 at the time of the feat, are the youngest male and female kayakers to ever run the mighty Nile and Zambezi Rivers in Africa.
Jackson Kayak is putting its money where its environmental beliefs lie. The country's fourth largest seller of whitewater kayaks has designated American Whitewater as the main beneficiary of proceeds raised from Jackson's recent membership in 1% For the Planet.
Wayne Dickert, a former Olympian and current instructor at Nantahala Outdoor Center, has published a revolutionary how-to book for beginning kayakers.
The Cheoah, a river in Western North Carolina, has been dammed for four decades. Relicensing agreements have led to recreational releases beginning this fall. Boaters expect great things from the Cheoah, a purported Class IV river run similar to West Virginia's epic Gauley.
6 Elements, 20 Rivers, 3 Countries. Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, Canoeing, Riverboarding, Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness First Aid. To date, WILD graduates have gone on to work as rafting and kayak guides and instructors in the following locations: Mexico, Ecuador, India, Costa Rica, Chile, Slovenia, Canada, the USA, Africa and Turkey.
Time for Boaters To Rally!!!