Introduction to Kayaking


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Group size 25 people
  • Instructor ACA Certified Instructor

Learn what to look for in a kayak and gear. There is not one right answer since the right kayak for "you" depends where, you want to paddle, the type of paddling you want to do, how the kayak "fits" you, and how much you wan to spend. Cover a few basics safety rules. Places to paddle in Indiana, discuss rivers and lakes to paddle around Indianapolis and the Midwest. Cover links to websites that will allow you to research cool places to go and also touch on paddling groups active in the Indianapolis area. Demonstrate some basic paddling approaches that can help get you started. This class should not replace an on-water kayaking class. Kayaking is much more enjoyable after you feel comfortable in and can handle your boat.

    Activity location

    Castleton REI

    8520 Castleton Corner Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250

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