Kayak Lake Michigan - Level 1: Beginners' Journey

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Skill level : 1


  • Fitness level : 3


Lake Michigan provides endless opportunities for kayak exploration and adventure. It rewards those who prepare well. This course will provide you with equipment knowledge, clothing selection, chart use, kayak maneuvers, and decision making tools that will help you prepare for paddling Lake Michigan. An introduction to kayak strokes, maneuvers, and rescues will be provided in a harbor setting. An interactive assessment of wind, waves, and weather will help determine where the rest of the journey takes us! Come prepared to get wet. Prerequisite: Learn to Kayak, or equivalent.

Gear provided by REI

  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Kayak
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle

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