WHY LEARN FROM BKS?
Low Instructor to Teacher Ratios
We Love What We Do
Rivers are our passion. Our instructors truly love people. It all comes down to doing what we love, sharing what we love, and sharing it in a way that we can feel good about.
We have years of experience on rivers because all of us, years ago, fell in love with sharing our passion - and it shows. We aim to share our love of rivers in a way that will get you as excited about paddling as we are.
For beginner river classes we have low instructor/student ratios. You may spend a little more, but we think that you will get a lot more out of our classes. We make sure that you get the individualized attention that you need to be comfortable and get up and ... paddling.
We have Jackson Kayaks.
Jackson is the leader in providing boats for kayak education, and there is a reason - they have developed boats that are easier to learn in, comfortable, and easy to adjust to different sizing. We want to make learning as easy as possible.
Our PFDs are low profile and easily adjusted and they don't get in the way when you paddle and don't ride up on your chin when you are paddling.
We have full coverage helmets from Shred Ready, and they look cool - which is always an important to feel confident enough to try that new move. (... it can't hurt.) We also bring a variety of extra gear for those that don't fit the one size fits most mold.
Diversity and Community
We offer scholarships to kids who would not otherwise be able to take our classes without compromising our standards of quality instruction.
We believe that experiences should be enjoyed by everyone.