Learn to Kayak Class

9:00am12:00pm
More dates

$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

View more dates

Overview

  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 8 people

This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling technique, and get the chance to practice these new skills on a beautiful, local waterway. REI's expert guides will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. REI provides kayaks, paddles and all necessary safety equipment.

  • Learn how to launch and stay comfortable in a kayak
  • Practice the forward, reverse, and sweep paddle strokes
  • Get exposure to the fundamentals of on the water safety

What to bring with you

Map image of REI Boathouse at Saganashkee Slough

More directions and information

If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm @ 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after hours phone @ 312-834-3734; or by email at chicago-os@rei.com. - All of these are monitored mailbox