About Active Nature
The heart of the Washington DC Region is the beautiful Potomac River and the National Parks that surround it. The Potomac has long been the hub of a large and vibrant community of kayakers, canoeists, and stand up paddleboarders. It is a fantastic place to experience fun, fitness, and inspiration through paddling! Active Nature is the region's best source of kayaking and stand up paddleboarding instruction. Active Natureâ€™s founder and President, Jason Beakes, has partnered with accomplished and respected paddlers and instructors to create the most complete, innovative and enjoyable paddle sports curriculum available. The Active Nature team invites you to join us on the river!
Our complete program of synergistic skills and principles maximizes results and fun.Kayaking and stand up paddleboarding will help you develop skills, fitness, and confidence, while connecting you to nature and a community of positive, supportive people. Each of our courses addresses skills and confidence building, fitness, river knowledge, and safety. These synergistic principles and activities will give you a complete and rock solid foundation in paddling that no other program can match.
The Active Nature Team: Passion, Patience, Innovation, EnthusiasmActive Natureâ€™s highly skilled instructional team draws from diverse experiences such as competing at the Olympic level in kayaking, Olympic coaching, exploring rivers around the globe and decades of instructional experience. Our highly accomplished, certified instructors are passionate about paddling and teaching, and look forward to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm about paddling and nature with you.
Community Service, Environmental StewardshipService to the community and environmental stewardship are core values of the Active Nature Team. Our team is devoted to providing access to the outdoors to individuals from underserved communities and to advocating on behalf of the public lands that we love. Active Nature offers pathways for our students to serve by supporting and partnering with these organizations:
Team River Runner
US National Park Service