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 will 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 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. 

 

Check in starts at 8:30am.

Paddling Skill Level: Beginner 

Start time: 9:00 am with check in starting at 8:30.

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Special Notes: Bathroom - porta potty.

Venue: LaDue Boathouse and Marina

Address: 17759 Valley Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023.

Youth Classes:  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.

     Days: Wednesday

 

     Dates: June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, 

Adult Classes: Ages 15 and up

     Cost: $45 per child 

     Days: Sundays

 

     Dates: June 28th, July 12th

Check in starts 30 minutes prior to start time.

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.

Paddling Skill Level: Beginner and Up

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

Start time: 9:00 am with check in starting at 8:30.

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Special Notes: Bathroom - porta potty.

Venue: LaDue Boathouse and Marina

Address: 17759 Valley Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023.

​Youth and Family Class:  Ages 7 - 14, 

     This class is geared for kids. Adults may accompany their child in the class.

 

     Cost: $45 per child 

     Cost:  $45 per accompanying adult

     Days: Wednesday

 

     Dates: July 15th, 

Adult Classes: Ages 15 and up

     Cost: $45 per person

     Days: Sundays

 

     Dates: July 12, July 17

Check in starts 30 minutes prior to start time.

Phone: (440) 773-2465

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