Welcome to WTC Kayak Training

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

As we adhere to the CDC Coronavirus recommendations, our 2020 kayak training will be impacted. We are investigating options. Rest assured we will fully comply with all CDC recommendations and updates will be published here.


All WTC events are cancelled through April.


Our Open House is now virtual. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrSBLwC295ouzZjQQesecOA?view_as=subscriber to see the Coronavirus inspired virtual Open House.


We will not open our training registration on April 2nd. If you are interested in any training we may be able to accomplish this year, please email wtcpaddling@gmail.com with name, email, phone, and interest in Touring or White Water training. You will be updated as events unfold.





Welcome to the Wilmington Trail Club (WTC) Kayak Training website. We offer annual training from American Canoe Association certified instructors for both touring and whitewater kayakers who are at least 12 years old. Please feel free to explore the menus in this website to determine which training program interests you. Our training is inexpensive, thorough, and FUN!


We do require membership in the WTC to take our training (Join WTC), which is only $18 a year. We schedule an annual Open House to kick off the training season. Come to the Open House to meet club members and instructors and have your questions answered.

Our Fees:

Cost is $65 for the Touring training weekend and $95 for each Whitewater training weekend. The Whitewater fee also includes hostel-type accommodations for the weekend and the Saturday evening meal. Equipment rental is $25 for each weekend plus a refundable deposit.

Take a moment to view our current Training Brochure and Open House Poster.