Learn to Kayak Class

Description: This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Learn to Kayak Class Information

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LEARN TO KAYAK CLASS

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
Price
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5/4/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Learn to Kayak Class
Fountainhead Regional Park (boat ramp) | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Water Sports (pdf)

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

Spots left: 12

5/4/2014 2:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

Learn to Kayak Class
Fountainhead Regional Park (boat ramp) | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Water Sports (pdf)

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

Spots left: 12

5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Learn to Kayak Class
Seneca Creek State Park: Clopper Lake | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Water Sports (pdf)

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

Spots left: 12

5/17/2014 2:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

Learn to Kayak Class
Seneca Creek State Park: Clopper Lake | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Water Sports (pdf)

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

Spots left: 12

Learn to Kayak Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.

(Optional)

  • Personal Camera
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Paddle Jacket
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
  • Wetsuit - Thickness depends on your local water temperatures. Generally 3mm-4mm is preferable.

Gear provided by REI:

  • Paddle
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Touring/Recreational Kayak