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Intro to Kayaking

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


This class is to give paddlers the fundamentals for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. Students will learn essential safety skills and strokes. You will have the opportunity to learn how to “wet exit” (get out of your kayak safely). You’ll learn a bit about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. This class is great for beginners but anyone who has never received formal instruction will benefit.

Course Covers: Safety gear, boat design/fit, forward stroke, reverse stroke, stopping, turning, sweep stroke, draw stroke, wet exit/self-rescue, and assisted rescue/T-rescue.

Participants must be at least 14 years old and meet the ACA eligibility requirements. Participants must bring the following required equipment: kayak (sit on top, recreational, and sea kayaks ok), paddle, and pfd (life jacket).

Note: For this class only, there are limited kayaks available for use by participants. If you do not have a kayak, please contact us and the instructor may be able to provide gear for this course.

All classes are taught by ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors. Class size is limited with a 5:1 maximum student to teacher ratio. Classes are non-refundable. Use link below to register for this class.


June 12
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Ellsworth River Park
6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49279 United States
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