WHAT IS TEAM PADDLE CHALLENGE?
The Paddle SA Team Paddle Challenge is a fun paddle sports event for young people and presents participants with challenges and opportunities while paddling along the beautiful River Murray.
Paddle SA has run this event since 2003, giving young South Australians the chance to have fun, make new friends, learn about the environment, and go on an adventure.
Teams of between 3 – 8 participants and a supervising adult are made up of groups from public and private schools, community groups, guides and scouts, and other youth organisations.
Team Paddle Challenge is all about working as a team. You will need to work together and find as many checkpoints as possible in an attempt to gain the most points and win. Checkpoints are on the river’s edge and surrounding bushland. They are not hidden but you will need to read your map and look carefully to find them. Other challenges might be presented along the way. Competitors have six hours on the Saturday to make their way around the course and back to the campsite and 5 1/2 hours on the Sunday.
Your team will be scrutineered for the items you must carry – loss of points occurs if you do not have the required items. Team members should double-check they have all equipment before leaving and then collect points by all team members going to the checkpoint and marking the scorecards. Sticking together as a team, you choose how far to paddle each day.
The Paddle SA Team Paddle Challenge caters for all abilities.
The 2021 event will be held at a beautiful private campground nestled amongst large shady gum trees on the banks of the River Murray near Blanchetown, SA.
Download the Information Pack or call Ian Brunning for more information on 0406 498 232