Learn to Kayak Class
$99 for REI Members
$119 for non-members
- 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
Activity location4 Lane Boat Ramp/Fireman's Cove - Lake Pleasant Regional Park
More directions and information
NO FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED. Park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle, payable by credit card after 8am. Courses beginning prior to 8am pay with cash at the self-serve station just inside the North Entrance. From AZ 74/Carefree Hwy: Turn Right onto N Castle Hot Springs Rd, travel 5.6 mi. At the T-Junction, turn Right onto Castle Creek Dr (REI sign here). Pass through North Entrance and continue to Fireman's Cove or 4 Lane Boat Ramp (additional REI sign). Call 480.945.2881 with any questions day of program.