Valley Mill Kayak School

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Certified instructors impart paddling basics such as strokes & moving-water navigation skills to pupils during two lessons on Potomac River

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. 90lb weight min and 250lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$95 for Two Beginner Kayak Lessons ($210 Value)

American Canoe Association–certified instructors walk up to five pupils through kayaking fundamentals such as proper paddle grip, basic strokes, and uplifting techniques. A subsequent session covers more advanced strokes and techniques for navigating in moving water. The school supplies students with necessary gear for their Potomac River lessons, as well as a 15% discount at its retail store.

Valley Mill Kayak School

Since 1956, Valley Mill Kayak School has trained countless kayakers, including the first kayaking recipients of Olympic medals, on the deep waters of the Potomac River. A former Olympian and four-time freestyle-kayaking world champion, Eric Jackson personally designs the school's lesson plans around modern whitewater-paddling techniques. Eric trains each of the school's American Canoe Association–certified instructors, who, in turn, dispense their knowledge to beginners and proficient paddlers alike.

Through a wealth of small classes, private lessons, and occasional clinics taught by Eric himself, pupils discover such skills as paddling and basic strokes, or attempting to work your kayak into rhythmic-gymnastics routines.

Customer Reviews

Mark was a great instructor! Very patient and thorough. I can't wait to go do this on my own now that I have the basics down.
Lorraine W. · June 25, 2016
Great place, lovely instructor.
Rudy C. · September 15, 2014
Our teacher Michelle was awesome! She got to know each of us and made the whole experience felt like summer camp. I would definitely recommend the Into to SUP at Valley Mill Kayak School to anyone!
Cheng-wen L. · September 14, 2014
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    15101 Seneca Rd.

    Germantown, Maryland 20874

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    Lock 24

    Seneca, Maryland 20837

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    10801 MacArthur Blvd.

    Potomac, Maryland 20854

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