KELLY'S ACADEMY

SHARING OUR LOVE OF THE RIVER

 

Kelly’s Academy’s mission is to provide the children of Valley County an opportunity to learn the sport of kayaking, stand up paddling and surfing.

2020 academy cancellation

Dear parents and students,

We regret to inform you that, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are sadly canceling this years Academy.  The safety of our student-athletes has always been, and will always be,  a top concern to us. We feel this decision is in the best interests of the student-athletes who you entrust to us and for our coaching staff who live all over the country and Australia.

We fully intend to continue the program for our 11th season in 2021 and we look forward to having all of you next Summer.

Mark & Kristina Pickard, Nikki Rota and Rachel Huckaby

 

FREE LESSONS FOR LOCAL KIDS

Kayak Lessons – Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons – River Surfing Lessons

Our short term goal is to have children learn water safety skills and an appreciation for the river, while teaching them the basic skills of kayaking, stand up paddling and surfing. Our long term goal is to cultivate a future Olympian who attended Kelly’s Academy and also trained at Kelly’s.

*Students must be residents of Valley County, Idaho.

ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS

MEET THE TEAM

Application checklist

 

Waiver & Release of Liability Form

If the participant is a minor, the parent or guardian must execute the form. NOTE: ALL PAGES MUST BE INITIALED AND A SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON PAGE 4. A PROPERLY COMPLETED WAIVER FORM IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Swim Certification

The signature of a parent or guardian is required.

Student Verification

The signature of parent and/or school administrator required to verify Valley County residency.

Class Selection

Kayak Surf Stand Up Paddle Participants can enroll in just 1 class at the present time. Depending on availability, we may allow participants to enroll in more than 1 sport, but not until we confirm class size. We will make an announcement after enrollment closes.

Submission Deadline

All forms and waivers must be submitted by May 2021 (2020 Academy is Cancelled). Forms received after May 20th will be put on a waiting list.

SCAN TO: directors@kwpid.com 

MAIL TO: Kelly’s, PO Box 684, Cascade, ID 83611

POLICIES & RULES

1. DROP OFF

Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to class to help with equipment. ALL parents or guardians should check in with the instructors prior to leaving Kelly’s.

2. PICK UP

Parents or guardians picking up the participants after class should arrive 15 minutes early to facilitate a smooth transition back to you. Again, please check in with the instructors first. We cannot leave your child unattended so please be respectful of being on time.

3. EQUIPMENT

Kelly’s will provide all Kayak , surf board or Stand Up Paddle equipment, including helmets and PFD’s. Participants should bring their own water bottles, sunscreen, towel, and change of clothes.

4. SWIM CERTIFICATIONS

All swim certifications will be held at “The Cascade Aquatic Center in Cascade. Please check the Schedule.

5. RESIDENT REQUIREMENT

ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE VALLEY COUNTY RESIDENTS AND BE 10 ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 31, 2020.

NOTE TO PARENTS, RELATIVES, GUARDIANS OR FRIENDS OF PARTICIPANTS: We encourage your participation and support of Kelly’s Academy. Volunteers are Welcomed. Please email us at directors@kwpid.com.

Visit Us

Open Daily

10am - 7pm  Memorial Day Weekend
through the end of September

Cost

Free! Donations are accepted in the
Welcome Center and parking lot areas.