KCCNY Beginner Weekend
This year, KCCNY is excited to be partnering with Jim Thorpe River Adventures (JTRA) to host a weekend of fun on the Leigh River. Whether you are just beginning or are looking to improve your skills, this weekend will cover everything you need to know to get a good start in whitewater kayaking!
Class size is limited to 10 students. Sign up early!
June 6th - June 7th 2020
Jim Thorpe River Adventures
123 Lehigh Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
$210 for the weekend (25% discount)
includes lunch on the river and dinner in Jim Thorpe
Day 1: Lake day
- 10:00am Meet at JTRA
- 10 - 4:00pm Learn and refine whitewater skills on flatwater (wet exit, paddle strokes, edge control, bracing, rolling, etc.)
- 4:30pm Return to JTRA
- 5:00pm Dinner
Day 2: River day (Class I - II section of Lehigh River)
- 9:00am Meet at JTRA
- 9 - 4:00pm Run a section of the Lehigh River, putting the skills you learned yesterday into practice (river reading, eddy turns, ferrying, etc.)
4:30pm Return to JTRA
To sign up, please email Chris Shih at
before reaching out to JTRA via the contact info on
Places to Stay:
71 Blakeslee Boulevard Lehighton, PA 18235
Country Inn & Suites
1619 Interchange Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18234 610-379-5066
877 Interchange Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18234 610-377-3400
Mauch Chunk Lake Park
625 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
This neatly-maintained Carbon County park consists of 2300 acres of healthy forest surrounding the idyllic Mauch Chunk Lake. There are well over 100 sites, a number of which are along the quiet shoreline. There are showers, pavilions, and a neat boat rental shop at the Camp Store on the Lake for those in your party that aren't kayaking!
Jim Thorpe Camping Resort
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Hickory Run State Park
Park RR 1, Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661