We are touring Europe! Do you want to be part of the most progressive kayaking programme in the world and spend a summer pushing your skills with an international group of talented young paddlers? Do you want to learn from the best athletes and coaches? You found what you were looking for.
Keeping true to our vision of whitewater kayaking as a whole we once again present you a hybrid summer camp. The first week will be spent in Saint Pierre, one of the spiritual centeres of freestyle in Europe. This week will be all about hardcore freestyle kayaking training with a very high degree of specificity and a great volume of hours on the water. Expect very technical feedbacks, lots of competitive games that will help you compare yourself against your own past performance and track your progress, working as a team for the daily duties of the camp...
The second week in Austria will be all about having a blast paddling with your friends on alpine rivers. A creekboat will be necessary and in case you don't have one you must let us know so we can provide one you can use. We will run a number of different rivers and sections of different difficulty and character depending on the level of the paddlers in the group. There will be boofing workshops, you will learn how to lead a group, how to choose your own lines down the rapids and above all we will have a very good time on the water whilst functioning as a team.
Fly out - Zurich on Friday 5th of August.
- Loco Parentis (24h supervision) from point of drop off at departure airport until hand over at return airport.
- All transport once the camp starts.
- Accommodation in Airbnb-style accommodation.
- World class, personalized, low-ratio coaching led by Quim Fontané, David McClure and Jacko Jackson.
- All meals included except one eat out per week.
- Final review that includes an action plan to help your progression once the camp finishes.
YOU WILL ASLO NEED
- Flights, in case you need to fly in or out at the beginning and end of the camp.
- Your own kayaking gear.
- A suitable travel insurance.
- About 50,00€ spending money per week.
I JUST LEARNT TO SPIN, CAN I JOIN?
We do not look for world-class paddlers (hopefully we will help you become one). We look for motivated, passionate and open-minded individuals ready to commit to a full-on week that will transform your paddling and develop your thinking! A solid roll and basic freestyle skills make you a potential Burner! It is your mindset that counts. Expect to be pushed hard.
WHAT SORT OF STUFF DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Sleeping bag, documents (ID, passport…), some pocket money, your favorite board game, a book, an open mind, lots of motivation… oh, and your kayaking gear might be useful too 😉
MY ENGLISH IS NOT THAT GOOD... IS THIS OK?
Can you think of any better opportunity to study English over the summer without even noticing it? Sessions will be run in English but in case you don’t understand or you have any questions, our coaches do speak French, Spanish and Catalan. Other Burners may be able to help you as well. Don’t worry, we will find the way to understand each other and your English will improve by the day!