Genesis Energy Youth Kayak Leadership Course

Are you a local youth looking for a fun, challenging, kayak-based leadership course for 16 -18 year olds?

Hillary Outdoors and Genesis Energy have teamed up to offer selected students the opportunity to expand their personal kayak skills. This course is fully funded by Genesis Energy.

Taking full advantage of the variety of rivers and lakes accessible to Hillary Outdoors Tongariro, the skills you will cover and develop include:

  • Personal paddling skills on flat and white water
  • The kayak roll
  • Understanding of river features, safe river running and safety management
  • Knowledge suitable equipment
  • Ability to paddle grade 2 white-water

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Participants will spend as much time as possible on the water to maximise ‘hands on’ learning in conjunction with essential theory sessions. You will visit at least two different local rivers to test your skills.

Our experienced kayak instructors are passionate about their sport and introducing others to it. They are skilled at providing suitable experiences to make learning enjoyable and challenging and to suit your particular level.

For further information please contact Kerry on 0800 688 843

  • 5.00pm Sunday 10 December to 2.30pm Friday 15 December 2017
  • Instructor to Student ratio 1:4
  • All accommodation, food and equipment provided
  • Cost: Fully subsidised by Genesis Energy