White water kayaking at CCB is one of the most popular high adventure activities and with some of USA’s top rivers on Camp Carolina’s doorstep we can see why! We have boats and equipment to suit all sized campers and have access to a diverse range of rivers, from barely moving bubbly confidence-building runs for our beginners right up to thrilling, fast-moving and exciting runs for our older more confident campers.
Camp Carolina searches the world each year aiming to find the most skilled, mature, passionate and experienced kayakers who have had experience teaching the sport already. When they arrive at CCB they take part in over a months worth of training to ensure they have not only the skills and experience on the rivers they will be teaching on but also the confidence and training to keep our campers safe at all times.
One of our new kayaking counselors this year is Chris Beckett. Chris is 23 and from Ballymoney Northern Ireland and says he is famous for “cycling home with all my stuff from university (252 miles) one year!” When asked what he is most excited about working at CCB for the summer he answered “I’m excited for a taste of American life and to get the chance to share my love of the outdoors and kayaking for 4 months at the camp.” He also says “The coolest thing I’ve done is to be part of the team building a 1:10 scale model of white water slalom course for the Russian white water federation in the build up to the 2016 world championships they hope to host.”
We also asked him an obvious question, what is your favorite sport? “Kayaking, I really enjoy the sport for what it is, the feeling once you have finished a section of river and how you get to see parts of the landscape no one else gets to see”
And finally his favorite quote? “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein
Well Chris we cannot wait for you to arrive on May 1st, explore the area, learn so many new skills, share your own skills before meeting the awesome campers of CCB and experiencing the summer of a life time!