The Academy offers guests the chance to learn and experience an array of outdoor activities from top-notch certified instructors. Take a look at all the amazing activities we are currently offering.
Take flight on the Blue Heron Adventure! Crossing the Chattahoochee River, experience the only dual-zip line that connects two states reaching speeds up to 40 mph. The fun doesn’t end there!
After zipping across the Hooch, the Blue Heron Aerial Course, a treetop experience, will meet you in Phenix City, Alabama with a total of 10 obstacles. The adventure continues as you cruise in the motorized Canyon Raft back to Georgia.
Anyone can learn to kayak! Instructors will first fit guests into their boat and gear with proper outfitting that makes them most comfortable. Next, essential river safety will be covered. Students will begin their whitewater training at Waveshaper Island by learning basic paddle strokes for propulsion and turning the kayak, along with high / low bracing. After learning to wet-exit and T-rescue, students will begin the roll section of their class. Rolling make take a few lessons to achieve, depending on the student. To wrap up, students will test out Waveshaper!
The first four hours of this course will be the same as the 1/2 day intro course. The students will then break for lunch and come back energized for some true whitewater fun! Pimberton Falls will most likely be portaged by beginners (instructors choice.) This run will be all about learning how to maneuver your kayak in moving current. Students will learn how to ferry across currents, catch eddies, edging, river rescue, etc. Once paddlers reach Waveshaper, they will have the option to run it or not. From this point instructor will continue to work with students on how to stay upright in whitewater.
For 90 minutes, students will work with a certified Stand-Up Paddleboard instructor on how to properly steer a paddle board.
The classes take place by Wave Shaper Island where you hear the tranquil sounds of the rapids flowing. Doing yoga on a paddle board is a fun, new way to connect your mind and body on water. It’s a fun way to challenge your body and let go of the stress! All levels are welcomed and encouraged! Be prepared to fall in the water and laugh!