Eric Jackson Signature Week
Isn’t it time to join me on the Ottawa River for a week long paddling camp and vacation? This is as good as it gets for a learning environment here at Ottawa Kayak School.
We have the incredible Ottawa River in July, averaging around 15,000 cfs and 70 degrees at that time of year. Two separate channels sharing the same put-in and take-out make the 5 mile stretch a kayakers dream.
I will be breaking the instruction into several distinct courses each day. You need a decent roll to start but then we will take our rolling and bracing to the next level, learning hand rolls, speed rolls, offside, onside, and every which way, with a goal of bombproofing your roll.
You will learn EJ’s Strokes and Concepts program, which will be a fun way to lay down the right foundation, or erase bad habits for river running, playboating, or even racing. There will be more playboating than your body can handle, guaranteed. How much you can do simply depends on your fitness level.
You won’t get off the river with energy left over. We will learn a variety of key river running skills and put them to the test. At the end of the week you will receive a feedback sheet filled out by me, that you can use to coach yourself back at home.