Training Camp - Volunteers & Instructors

  • 05/16/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • 05/18/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • KOA in Cotopaxi, CO


  • This registration page is for club members attending Training Camp as a volunteer or instructor.

Registration is closed

Training Camp 2014 Volunteers & Instructors

Training Camp is Colorado Whitewater’s greatest annual event, in terms of both size and scope.  About 150 people usually attend this weekend long fun-fest to:
  • Improve their paddling skills on moving water with ACA certified instructors
  • Share off water fun and laughs with paddling friends, old and new
  • Support the club financially in this largest fund raising event of the year
  • Get the paddling season rolling!
Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-18, 2014

Cotopaxi Arkansas River KOA Kampground, Cotopaxi Colorado in Colorado's South-Central Rocky Mountains right on the Arkansas River, on US Highway 50 between Salida (to the west) and Canon City (to the east).
  • RV’s are welcome on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you don’t care to camp, the KOA has a variety of other accommodations available but the fees are not included in Training Camp fees. Please contact the KOA and make a reservation directly with them.  All rooms sell out every year, so book early!
Who Can Attend
  • You must be a Colorado Whitewater member to register for TC (membership must be current through May 2014).  To join or renew your membership, click here.
  • Kayaking kids who have some paddling experience, but are not already enrolled in the CW Kids Paddling Team must be 12 years or older by May 2014, weigh at least 50 lbs and must be accompanied in classes by a parent. 
  • Families, children and friends are welcome, whether they are boating or not.  Children must be under adult supervision at all times.  Please see fees listed below.
  • Dogs must be leashed and supervised at all times.

Speaking of Dogs…

  • The KOA is pet friendly and has a small fenced-in dog run for supervised play time, but they do have specific, strictly enforced policies including these 3 that dog owners MUST abide by:
    1. We do not permit unattended, aggressive, or noisy animals.
    2. A six foot leash is required at all times, everywhere in the park, including down by the river.
    3. Dogs cannot be tethered to trees or other vegetation
  • 13 year old entrepreneur Ms. Ryan Lindsay will be offering her Dog Sitting Services so you have an option for Max or Bella while on the river. 
  • Ryan’s fees are $10 per dog per day, reservations MUST be made in advance. Please send an email with “training camp dog sitter” in the subject line to and include your phone number.

Fees for Instructors & Volunteeres
For instructors and volunteers, $25 includes:

  • Tent / car camping at the KOA
  • 2 FABULOUS catered meals including Saturday evening Dinner and Sunday morning breakfast
  • Live music and dancing on Saturday evening after dinner
  • Friday night kayak flicks, Sunday morning awards, and a ton of fun all weekend long!
  • all of the above
  • a heartfelt thank you
  • the satisfaction and warm fuzzies that come from mentoring and participating in such a fun community!

If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you can request a refund by contacting the Training Camp Director.  Your request does not guarantee a full refund.  CW pays a fee for processing credit cards and we will deduct this convenience fee.  No refunds will be available after May 12th.

Please read carefully and if your question is not answered in this posting you can email Training Camp Director Elizabeth Austen at Please include your phone number and best time to reach you.

 Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  1312 17th St #76767, Denver, CO 80202

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