Experience the fun and exciting challenge of paddling a kayak. Whether you're looking for private lessons or a fun group paddle down the river, we've got you covered.

Private Instruction:

GOLS introduces participants to this exhilarating sport with an emphasis on fundamental skills and safety techniques. It is tailored to help beginners, or those who have paddled from time to time but want more instruction, develop the ability to paddle with greater confidence. Private whitewater instruction courses at GOLS are designed around your specific needs and goals as a kayaker. Our instructors can help you if you're getting into a boat for the first time or looking to advance your current skills.

Cost: $120 per session

Includes 6 hours of instruction and all gear

Private instruction for individuals or small groups can be arranged by contacting GOLS at 803.771.0870.

"A quick note to say 'Thank you'.  I enrolled in your kayak course and I had no idea what to expect.  I had no knowledge what-so-ever and had only been in a kayak twice.  My instructor (Jae Ellison) was awesome!!  He was very informative and made me feel comfortable on the river.  It was clear at the start that Jae knew what he was teaching.  I'm still a rookie but I now know what and how to practice my new sport.  I checked out a couple other kayak schools in N.C. and I found that GOLS course best suit me. What I liked most was that it's a one day (about 6 hours) course and the fee was more than fair.  Now I have the knowledge so it's up to me to practice what I learned.  See you on the river.  Happy kayaking!!!!"
                                     - Thanks again -  Sammy

Group Paddle Trips:

Schedule a group paddle trip on the Pacolet & Lawson's Fork Blueway. Groups can range from 5 to 20 people. Our experienced guides will lead your group down the Pacolet River on an exciting 2, 3, or 4 hour paddle trip. Each of these options are rated easy and are great for beginners. Experience the beauty and history of the river as you enjoy a few class I rapids. GOLS will provide all the gear for your group including kayaks, helmets, and personal flotation devices.



2 hour trip: $20/person

3 hour trip: $25/person

4 hour trip: $30/person


To schedule a group paddle call 803.771.0870 or email mroe@palmettoconservation.org.


Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

270 Wheeling Circle, PO box 325, Glendale, SC 29346

Phone 803.771.0870, Email mroe@palmettoconservation.org

Made Possible with Funding
from the Mary Black Foundation

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