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Canoeing and Kayaking


Practice your paddling skills on the water at Camp Coles Trip, Camp Winona, Camp White Rock, or Camp Brighton Woods or reserve boats on trailers to take with you to other flatwater locations!

Canoeing is available at Camp Coles Trip, Camp White Rock, Camp Winona and there are trailers available to rent to take to popular locations such as Lake Audubon or Lake Fairfax. To reserve canoes at one of our camps or a canoe trailer for your troop, please fill out the reservation form that can be found here. In order for Troops to reserve canoes, they will need to have a canoe-trained adult. Due to the high demand for high adventure equipment rentals in the summer, we will not accept reservations less than three weeks in advance. You must receive confirmation from Susan Kabat or Gustavo Martinez for your reservation to be valid.

Kayaking is available at Camp Coles Trip, Camp White Rock, Camp Winona and there are trailers available to take to popular locations such as Brighton Dam. To reserve kayaks at one of our camps or a kayak trailer for your troop, please fill out the reservation form that can be found here. In order for troops to reserve kayaks, they will need to have a kayak-trained adult. Due to the high demand for high adventure equipment rentals in the summer, we will not accept reservations less than three weeks in advance. You must receive confirmation from Susan Kabat or Gustavo Martinez for your reservation to be valid.

Trained adult to participant ratios for boating according to the Safety Checkpoints:
Flatwater Canoeing and Kayaking: 1 adult per 12 participants
Moving Water Canoeing: 1 adult per 8 participants
Moving Water Kayaking: 1 adult per 5 participants
Moving water certification is needed for any moving water canoe or kayak trips. 

Spring Trainings have been scheduled and registration is now open! Kayak Training will take place on April 13 at Camp Coles Trip, May 17 at Camp White Rock and May 24 at Lake Audubon in Fairfax VA. Canoe Training will take place May 25 at Rileys Lockhouse in Poolesvile MD. Registration for these trainings will open February 1. To register for one of these trainings or to see our other high adventure trainings please visit our online course catalog.

Looking for more adventure?? Check out the High Adventure Vendor Database. This is a list of council approved high adventure vendors to take your girls to anything from amusement parks all the way to windsurfing. Click here to view the database. Dont see your vendor? Click here for information on how to add a vendor to our list. Questions? Please contact Susan Kabat.

Activity Days - Sailing & Kayaking!
Come out to camp and try sailing and Kayaking, no trained adult needed!

Our resource lists enable Troops without a trained adult to request someone to help work with their Troop. If you are looking for a flatwater or moving water canoe- or kayak-certified adult to assist your troop or if you are currently trained, meet Safety Activity Checkpoint qualifications, and would like to be on our resource list, please contact Gustavo Martinez at 202.534.3793

Areas we currently serve.