Athlete Agenda Day Camp - Gorge 2022


Puakea Designs x The Athlete Agenda Day Camp with April Zilg
Monday, July 11th, 2022
Skamania Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA
10 spots available (minimum number of spots is 7)

Total Price: $350 which includes a copy of The Athlete Agenda and a Puakea Hat

What this camp includes:
Join Gorge Downwind Women's OC1 Champion and Puakea Team Rider April Zilg for a FULL DAY OF DOWNWIND AWESOMENESS! This full day workshop will cover safety and skills before heading out on the water for flat water technique session. Once we've got our feet wet, we'll head back to the beach to discuss what to look for, how to catch bumps, and go over some drills you can include in your training to improve your downwind skills throughout the year before doing our first Home Valley downwind run. At the completion of the first run, we'll shuttle back to the fairgrounds and break for lunch. After lunch, we'll take an hour to discuss the first run and address questions before hitting the water for round 2 of downwinding! Both runs will include personal attention for all paddlers, with the group stopping every half mile to reconvene, ask questions and swap out who is receiving the one-on-one coaching (although, ALL participants are encouraged to paddle alongside each paddler as they're learning, because we often learn best by observing and hearing what others are learning). Once on the beach, we'll discuss any last minute questions, training considerations, and hand out copies of The Athlete Agenda (all 10 registrants get a free copy and additional copies will be available for purchase) for you to use in your paddle goal setting and to reflect on everything you learned so you can take it home with you and practice!

This day camp is programmed for those looking to improve in downwind conditions while learning some technique and how to set up a training plan that works for them.

Our goal is for each paddler to come out of this camp with more confidence in themselves on and off the water.

If you are signed up to race/participate in the Gorge Downwind Champs (GDWC) event please make sure to get checked in prior to this camp starting. We will be using their shuttle service to get paddlers/craft back to the fairgrounds after each run. You will need the neon safety card attached to your lifejacket in order to access this shuttle. If you are not signed up to race/participate through the GDWC event, we highly suggest you do so before signing up for this camp (even if you don't plan on racing). Their shuttle system for the week is worth it to do unlimited runs each day! If this is not an option for you and you still want to participate in this camp, please let us know in the form we will send out to camp registrants so we can coordinate shuttle/carpool with a vehicle for these camp runs.

If you do not have access to a canoe, please let us know in the form we will send out to camp registrants so we can coordinate a canoe rental for you. We have limited rentals available on this day, so this will be on a first come, first serve basis. This is not a guaranteed service. $50 rental fee for the day on top of camp cost.

Refund Policy:
within 30 days of purchase - full refund
after 30 days to 30 days before the camp - full refund minus $25 service fee
within 30 days of the camp starting - full refund minus $100 service fee
once the camp begins there are no refunds

Please email if you have any questions.

If the camp is sold out, please email Kelly at to be put on the waiting list. Waitlisted paddlers will be added on in order of wait list sign-ups when a spot opens up.