This introductory course is comprised of 5 separate sessions to provide a safe, gentle introduction into the world of whitewater kayaking. The classes progress through topics over the course of three 2-hour sessions in the warm pool and conclude in early May by applying the same skills outside on a lake (fourth day) and (fifth day) an easy river (Flat Water/Moving Water Weekend). This progression over the course allows you to comfortably build on your skills and gain confidence by the time you kayak a river for the first time.
The beginner curriculum is based on well-established ACA standards that assume no previous experience in a kayak. You will learn about boats, essential gear, basic paddle strokes, river safety, and we'll introduce you to the kayak roll.
Cost: $180 course fee plus $10 pool admission for each pool session. Includes three 2-hour pool sessions, the flat-water/moving water weekend and rental equipment (boat, spray skirt, and paddle) for the two pool sessions.
If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Instructions Director. If cancelled 7 days before the first day of the event, the refund amount will be the cost of the event less processing fees. If cancelled less than 7 days, refunds are at the discretion of the Instructions Director.