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Kayak Lesson and Instruction

Kayaking is super easy to learn.  So why take a formal class? The answer is simple, if you want to master any sport then you have to dive deeper into the subject. Taking a formal kayak lesson gives us confidence as paddlers. A formal class will teach you the differences between a high angle forward stroke versus a low angle forward stroke. A kayak class can teach you how to read the river and understand currents which may not be visible to the novice paddler. Taking a formal lesson will give you the confidence to go further out because you will have mastered self-rescue techniques.

 

In our beginner class you will learn the basics of safe paddling. You will learn paddling strokes and simple maneuvers.  Upon completion of the class you will have the confidence to paddle on flat water and gentle moving rivers.  Our intermediate classes cover topics like advance paddling strokes and maneuvers, how to read a river and simple self-rescue techniques.  

Kayak Lesson: Beginner

This 1.5 hour class is designed for those who want a safe and controlled environment for their introduction to kayaking experience. This beginner class will prepare paddlers to paddle on flat or slow-moving water. The course emphasizes safety, skill development and having fun.  In the class we will cover kayaking equipment and basic paddle strokes. Paddlers should come prepared to get wet.

Address: 17759 Valley Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023

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Youth

 

Ages 7 - 14

Cost: $45 per child 

This class is FREE for any parent who would like to participate in the class with their child. 

Maximum, one accompanying adult per child. Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour before to check-in and get your gear. Class will start promptly at 6:30pm.

 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Check In: Starts at 6:00 pm. 

Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour before to check-in and get your gear. Class will start promptly at 6:30pm.

Days: Thursday

 

Dates: May 20, June 3, July 8, August 5

Adults

 

Ages 15 and up

Cost: $45 per person

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Check In: Starts at 6:00 pm. 

Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour before to check-in and get your gear. Class will start promptly at 6:30pm.

 

Days: Friday

Dates: May 21, June 4, July 9, August 6

Kayak Lesson: Self-Rescue

This is a beginner kayaking class which focuses on capsizing and simple self-rescue techniques. During the class you will learn rescue techniques such as the cowboy scramble, the ladder rescue, the two person team rescue and the boat over boat rescue. Paddlers should come prepared to get wet. Paddlers are expected to know how to paddle and should be able to maneuver their boats confidently. This is a great class to take as a squeal to the beginner paddling class.

Address: 17759 Valley Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023

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Youth and Family

 

Ages 7 - 90 

Prerequisite: Completed the beginner kayaking class.

 

Note: This class is geared for kids and adults.

 

Cost: $45 per person 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Check In: Starts at 6:00 pm. 

Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour before to check-in and get your gear. Class will start promptly at 6:30pm.

 

Days: Wednesday​

Dates: June 16, July 21, August 11

Adults

 

Ages 15 and up

Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic maneuvers and understand basic paddling strokes.

 

Cost: $45 per person

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Check In: Starts at 6:00 pm. 

Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour before to check-in and get your gear. Class will start promptly at 6:30pm.

 

Days: Thursday

 

Dates: June 17, July 22, August 12

Sunrise Kayak Workout

Intensity:  Moderate

 

Age:  15+

 

Description: There is no better workout than an early morning kayak paddle. We will paddle at your own pace but with the support of the group. Kayaking is a phenomenal cross training activity which is fun to do especially at sunrise. Come join us for this unique workout experience. Register for one or two days per week.

5 weeks, May 24th through June 25th

Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

1 day per week for 5 weeks is $60

 

2 days per week for 5 weeks is $90

Meeting Location: We will meet at the LaDue Boathouse and Marina on the northern half of the lake.  The boathouse is at the end of East Washington Street, go straight toward the lake at the Valley Rd curve. Please drive carefully upon entering the property, the road can be rough.

Address: 17759 Valley Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023 

Kayak workout