(I'm posting this in both the Boater's and the Betty forums.)
I discovered whitewater kayaking a few months ago and promised myself to immerse myself into it during my next vacation.
So, I'm looking for an in-depth (perhaps, week-long) introduction to the sport. It seems courses are primarily conducted during the weekends (with a lake component followed by a river day) with a 4:1 group to instructor ratio. That's great for some, but since it's a water-sport, I cannot wear my hearing aids on the river and think I would prefer private instruction. (I can lip-read and communicate verbally.)
My ideal situation would be a class II-III trip or a crash-course consisting of daily instruction for a number of consecutive days. I would need to rent gear, and if presented with a trip option, I assure you that I'm a laid-back chill gal to camp out with: I'm a WEMT, a great back-country cook, and have a plethora of funny stories and jokes to share.
Suggestions, friendly introductions, and referrals for private instruction are greatly appreciated. I'll be based in the Denver area, but am willing to travel anywhere. The time frame I'm looking at is between 9/22 - 9/27.
Have a great Labor Day weekend, folks!