TAASC was out on the water in style this past October. The Older group ran the Tuckasegee river -a really fun whitewater river – in open boats. The trip focused on whitewater rescue skills. Here you can see them practicing throwing rescue ropes to swimmers in the rapid. Students also got to practice their basic whitewater paddling skills such as: ferrying across rapids, eddie turns, peel-outs and of course reading whitewater and navigating the rapids.
The Younger group headed over to Lake Santeetlah for a canoe expedition. This is a very special place and these young paddlers also mastered their canoe handling skills – keeping the group together on the water is not as easy as you’d think, and along with all the paddling skills you need to keep your boat going in the direction you want! We’re looking forward to seeing these kids growing with their paddling and camping skills and keeping on with all the fun they create!