Chicago Whitewater Association & Kayak Club

Beginner Trip info

Event Types

CWA Board Meeting.

CWA Beginner's Trip. This trip is ACA-insured, led by ACA-certified instructors, and designed to introduce new paddlers to the basics of kayaking in progressive steps.

While not an official Beginner's Trip, trips in this category are meant for paddlers who are approaching familiarity and comfort in the trip's posted water difficulty level. Trip leaders, who may or may not be instructors, are willing to help paddlers reach competence by providing guidance and assistance. Paddlers who wish to go on Type B trips should contact the Trip Leader to discuss river competence and attendance on the trip.

Social trips are trips intended for experienced paddlers as a social event only. All paddlers are expected to demonstrate competence on the posted water class. Trip Leaders are not prepared to offer river guidance or instruction.

Planned water release

Non-paddling Social Event

Training event or clinic

Competition or Race

Anything else!


Although we do our best to be accurate, it's always a good idea to confirm with the event organizer.

The "contacts" listed extend a social invitation to CWA members to meet at the places listed for recreation. Participation is voluntary. You must judge whether to participate, and provide your own transportation and equipment. Refer to appropriate guidebooks and the International Scale of River Difficulty for descriptions of rivers and ratings.

Calendar Event Detail

3/15/2009 - Rolling Class
Location of trip: Naperville North HS Pool
Class whitewater: Everything available
Type of Trip: Z (Other)
Leader: Randy Hetfield
Contact Info: 847-507-8507
Additional Info: Class will run for three sessions (each an independant session). Times are Sundays 9-11:30 AM at Naperville North High School. Whitewater and coastal boats welcome. Learn the roll or improve an existing one.