Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Kayaking Essentials July 26

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Register Now!

All classes will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI)
GPS: 45° 9.82800, -85° 14.44860

This class teaches paddlers the basics for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. You’ll learn about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. Learn how to make the kayak go where you want it to go and basic safety skills needed on the water. You will have the opportunity to learn what to do when (not if) you end in the water, out of your boat. This class is great for beginners but anyone who has never received formal instruction will benefit.


  • Kayak (whatever you use is ok)
  • Paddle
  • Vest-Style PFD (life jacket – must be inherently bouyant, no inflatables)
  • Clothes/rash guard that can get wet – polypropylene, polyester, coolmax, etc…. anything but cotton!
  • Fleece and raincoat (if cool weather)
  • Water shoes preferred over sandals. Must stay on feet, no flip flops.
  • Dry clothes to change into
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

If you do not have a kayak, please contact us prior to registration and our instructors may be able to accommodate. 

All classes are taught by ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors.

Maximum student: teacher ratio is 5:1
Ages: 14 and up

– Participants must wear life jackets while on the water.

– Waivers are required. Bring a completed copy, it may be downloaded here.

– Participants must meet the ACA eligibility requirements here.

Note: There must be at least 2 students registered at least 10 days in advance to run the class. If you are unable to attend, we can transfer your registration to another class. Refunds are only available if class is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact us prior to your class about transferring your registration to another class. 

Paddle Antrim is taking precautions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and will follow all CDC/State/local guidelines. CDC guidelines currently state unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when outside with members from outside their household.

Register Now!


July 26
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Ellsworth River Park
6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49279 United States
+ Google Map


Paddle Antrim
View Organizer Website