This introductory course is comprised of 3 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 with 2 additional days on 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 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.
Beginner Kayaking Class Syllabus
Cost: $150 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 pool sessions.
Class Times & Dates: This is a series of three indoor pool classes and the outdoor Flat Water Moving Water Weekend. The classes will meet from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on the following dates:
- March 25
- April 15
- April 22
The Flat Water Moving Water Weekend will be held on May 12 & May 13, location and times TBD.
Please direct any questions to our Instruction Coordinator
Refunds: If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Instruction Coordinator. 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.