The mission of Downstream Edge is to help you to become the paddler that you want to be. Only the best kayakers and instructors are employed here to develop you into a solid, confident boater. Each person or group has different needs from their instructor, so at Downstream Edge each class is unique and focuses on the needs of the class. We also believe that in order to develop good kayakers, we must teach more than just paddling skills. All classes will incorporate safety and rescue skills, reading whitewater, on-river communication and organization, river leadership, trip logistics, fitness, and other important river running knowledge aimed at turning our customers into well rounded whitewater kayakers. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert, want to learn a new trick or just improve your skills, we can design a program that will help you reach your goals.
All of our courses have been developed over years of kayaking and instruction experience. Our famous swiftwater rescue courses are taught by seasoned expedition kayakers, and are made to be relevant for those in each class. A private kayaking lesson with a DSE instructor, will not only make you a better kayaker, it will help to build your confidence in river running and safety. Our instructor certification courses will develop you into a good instructor while honing your paddling technique to perfection. We also sponsor the Junior Kayak League and summer camps to help get young people into kayaking in a fun and safe environment.