Stony Creek SummerBlast

June 28 – 30, 2024 | Johnstown, PA


  Build your skills in real-life conditions with multiple days of low-ratio coaching. This is a 3 day trip of exploring, playing, and learning on some of the premier whitewater in PA. 


Our low student-coach ratios allow us to embrace the environment offering challenges that are accessible and fun. Some skills we might focus on include eddy turns, peel-outs, ferries, stern squirts, boofing, surfing, river running strategies, river safety, and rescues. 

whitewater kayaking on the Youghiogheny river

June 28th – 30th | $495

This skills development course is designed for paddlers looking to build solid river running and safety abilities. June 28th will be a warm-up day on the play waves at Carpenter Park. Stony dam release on 29th and 30th.  This trip includes 3 river days, 2 nights lodging and one dinner

What to Expect

We will determine which section of the river to run based on current conditions and our group’s goals and desired learning experience.  With low-ratio professional coaching, we will have the opportunity to structure sessions that are reflective of the group.  We stay together in double occupancy lodging in a house with dinner on Saturday provided.

As the trip gets closer keep an eye out for an email with more specifics and a waiver. Any questions can be sent to

ACA Assessment

There is an option for an ACA Skills Assessment during the Southern Rivers Whitewater Trip.  Skills assessments are a great way to measure your development as a whitewater paddler.

ACA Level 3 Skills Assessment criteria

ACA Level 4 Skills Assessment criteria