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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

Outdoor activities for kids

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Whitewater Family Weekend is May 23-24

A program allowing kids to sample freestyle and slalom kayaking and to build whitewater skills while meeting other young paddlers will be held May 23-24 in the Nantahala Gorge, and is sponsored by the Nantahala Racing Club.

The Family Whitewater Weekend is for experienced youth paddlers who can execute a confident wet-exit (whitewater roll a plus but not required).

The goal is to provide these paddlers with wide-ranging experience and to build key river-running skills such as balance, stroke technique, surfing, speed and stroke drills. The program is for kids 18 and under. Registration costs range from $5 for NRC members to $15 for non-members.

Parents are encouraged to participate. Online registration close, but for day-of-event registration details visit www.nantahalaracingclub.com/youth-programs/family-whitewater-weekend.

 

Registration open for summer camp in Waynesville

Registration is open for summer day-camp with Waynesville Parks and Recreation. 

The camp, held June 8 to Aug. 14, will be based out of the Waynesivlle Recreation Center but will spend plenty of time outside. Campers will be divided into three groups: pre-K to first grade, second to fourth grade and fifth to seventh grade. 

Limited space available. $655 for rec center members and $680 for nonmembers before April 30. Prices then increase to $700 and $725, respectively, with registration open through May 18. 

828.456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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