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  • ACA WW Kayak Instructor Course May 23-27 2016

    This is the most comprehensive kayak course on the market today. This 40-hour course is focused on the latest technical knowledge, terminology, teaching skills, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness in a swiftwater environment.

  • ACA River SUP Instructor Courses May 9-13 2016

    ACA River SUP Instructors Course will help you improve your personal paddling skills, learn the most up to date teaching progressions, and Certify you to teach through the American Canoe Association.


  • 2016 Pool Schedule and Rolling Clinics

    Want to improve your river skills this winter? Rendezvous River Sports will be teaching rolling clinics in the recreation center pool. Registration will take place at the recreation center, online or Rendezvous River Sports. You may register for any of the classes listed below

  • 2016 ACA Swift Water Rescue Course Dates

    The Swiftwater Rescue workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins, also are practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

Rolling Lessons

Rolling a kayak on the river or lake is one of the most rewarding skills out there! It is the skill that makes any kayaker truly self sufficient. The skill of rolling takes a mixture of finesse and underwater patience to right the boat using just your body, boat, and paddle. All ages and abilities can learn to roll. Take a lesson from JHKS, learn to roll, and improve your skills and confidence out on the water. We offer three options for rolling instruction.

Private Rolling Instruction - Any day May-September

We offer private rolling classes in our own deck pool at Rendezvous River Sports. We can teach you to roll or help you with an existing roll, offside roll, hand roll, or backdeck roll. We encourage all of our students to take an Introduction to Kayaking lesson before taking a rolling clinic because having some boat control prior to your class makes learning to roll significantly easier.

Dates Any Day May through September



Introduction to the Rolling - 2 evening sessions

This introductory two-evening course is taught in the beginning of our season at the local Teton County Parks and Recreation pool. The warm water makes learning to roll fun and gets you ready for the season while there is still snow on the ground.

After a brief gear overview you will learn how to safely enter and exit you boats on land and then in the water (wet-exits). Being comfortable upside down underwater is an important part of rolling so our instructors will work with you one-on-one to help you feel at ease. Next you’ll learn basic paddle and boat handling skills, rolling with a float, the T-rescue and finally rolling. These steps break a seemingly difficult task into fun and manageable skills. This clinic is ideal if you are a first timer or if you’re a more experienced kayaker and you’ve had trouble staying in your boat. Rolling can also be a very useful skill for a touring kayaker and will improve your brace. After this course you will be ready to jump into an Introduction to Kayaking Lesson.

2016 Dates

March by Appointment

Monday and Wednesday Min: 3 people
April 25 & 27
May 9 & 11 (kids only), 23 & 25 
June June 6 & 8    

Price $85 ($55 17 & under) 

Open Pool

This is your chance to get into your boat in some warm water before the season starts. We have the latest new boat designs from our shop on hand and we encourage you to try them out. There is no formal instruction here, but we are always into giving you a tip on your roll or your flatwater cartwheel. Everybody is welcome to bring their boats or try out our equipment but we do ask that everybody knows how to safely wet exit before they jump in!

2016 Dates

Wednesday or Friday 6p.m.-8p.m.

February WED: 3, 10, 17, 24
 March WED: 2, 9, 16, 23,
 April WED:13, 20, 27 FRI :15, 22, 29    
May: WED 4, 18, FRI :6, 13

Price $7
Jon Souter rolling in Big Kahuna rapid on the Snake River WY

Instructor Jon Souter rolling in Big Kahuna
rapid on the Snake River near Jackson WY

Private Introduction to River Kayaking on Snake River near Jackson WY

Private Introduction to Rolling in
our pool. Jackson WY

Kids learning to roll on RRS/JHKS pool deck

A group of kids learning to wet exit and
roll on our pool deck. Jackson WY

JHKS instructor Emily Powell practicing her roll on the Snake River near Jackson WY

JHKS instructor Emily Powell practicing her
roll on the Snake River near Jackson WY

Teton County Pool kids rolling class

Crazy game of Sharks and Minnows at a Kids
Introduction to Rolling Class. Teton County
Rec. Center indoor pool, Jackson WY


Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

Rolling Lessons

Rolling Lessons

Rolling Lessons