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Adventure Program

Last updated Apr. 16, 2019 - 12:12 pm
several kayaks on a river

The Adventure Program offers classes, clinics, trips and camps throughout the city, the triangle area and state. See what we can do for you. You can register for any adventure program online using RecLink, in person at any staffed facility, or by calling the Adventure office at 919-996-6855.

Neuse River Kids Club

Neuse River kids club

Join us on the river this spring! Neuse River Kids Club is a multi-session kayaking program for youth. Sessions will start on flat water and move to more advanced moving water as the group builds skill. Previous kayaking experience is encouraged.

Sign up today to build your child's paddling skills teamwork and individual responsibility. Register online using RecLink by searching the unique course "registration barcode" listed below.

When: Fridays, 4/19-5/10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 4/19 (Optimist Pool), 4/26-5/10 (Anderson Pt. River Access)

Unique Barcode: 231369

Neuse River Canoe Trip

Canoe

Go canoeing with us on this guided trip on the Neuse River! Our guides will meet you at the take-out point at Poole Road and shuttle you a few miles up the river for an afternoon floating and paddling down the Neuse River.

Preregistration is required. Register online via RecLink using the unique barcode listened below.

Trip One - April 13, 1 to 5 p.m., Unique Barcode: 231367
Trip Two - April 27, 1 to 5 p.m., Unique Barcode: 232737

Kayak Pool Sessions

Kayak Pool Sessions

Join us at Optimist Pool for Friday kayak open sessions! Sessions are open paddling times for all levels of boaters, whether you're working on your roll, practicing new skills, or just wanting to try out the sport.

You can register for online using RecLink or in person at Optimist pool.

Location: Optimist Pool

Ages: 14 years and up, 14 and under with an adult

Dates: Fridays, 1/4 – 4/12

Private Roll Instruction

Private Roll

Roll or swim? If you are tired of the second option, try our kayak roll instruction. For the boater wanting to take that next step in the kayaking progression, we are proud to offer personalized roll instruction. While everyone becomes proficient with these skills at different times, it usually takes more than one hour-long lesson to develop consistency in performing a roll.

Roll or swim? If you are tired of the second option, try our kayak roll instruction. For the boater wanting to take that next step in the kayaking progression, we are proud to offer personalized roll instruction. While everyone becomes proficient with these skills at different times, it usually takes more than one hour-long lesson to develop consistency in performing a roll. Roll instruction is designed to provide one step in the learning process. Students must have some kayaking experience, basic swimming ability and comfort under water. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16). Preregistration is required. Bring clothes that can get wet, towel and a change of dry clothes. Bringing your own paddling equipment (boat, skirt, helmet, PFD) is optional, but recommended.
o Location: Optimist Pool
o Age: 8 and up, 14 and under with an adult
o Dates: Fridays Nov 2 – Apr 12 (Pool Closed on 11/23)
o Time: 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM

Roll instruction is designed to provide one step in the learning process. Students must have some kayaking experience, basic swimming ability, and comfort under water.

Participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16). Preregistration is required. Bring clothes that can get wet, towel and a change of dry clothes. Bringing your own paddling equipment (boat, skirt, helmet, PFD) is optional, but recommended.

Location: Optimist Pool

Age: 8 and up, 14 and under with an adult

Dates: Fridays Jan. 18 through April 12

Time: 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

About

Contact Information

  • Email
  • Phone - 919-996-6855


History

In 1984, the Adventure Program was born out of the city's Nature Program. Over the years the goal has always been to provide instructional opportunities in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities as well as:

  • Provide enjoyable adventure experiences that embrace experiential learning;
  • Create an atmosphere where group experiences foster a sense of team;
  • Provide instructional foundations in a wide range of adventure activities;
  • Focus on safety issues and manage risks in the most proactive manner; and,
  • Provide an opportunity for environmental appreciation and stewardship.

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