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. It is recommended to take this with the Self Rescue Session.

 

Paddling Skill Level: Beginner 

Day:Wednesday

 

Dates: June 5, July 3,July 17, August 14

Start time: 5:30 pm.

$40 per person.

$60 per person if you take this class in conjunction with the Self-rescue class

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Special Notes: Bathroom - porta potty.

Venue: LaDue Reservoir south boat launch. Flat water lake paddling.

Meeting Location: We will meet in the parking lot on Route 44. The parking lot is 1.5 miles south of Route 422​.

 

Address: 18296 Ravenna Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023.

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

Day:Thursday

 

Dates: June 11, July 9,

Start time: 7:00 pm.

$40 per person. 

$60 per person if you take this class in conjunction with the beginner class.

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Special Notes: Bathroom - porta potty.

Venue: LaDue Reservoir south boat launch. Flat water lake paddling.

Meeting Location: We will meet in the parking lot on Route 44. The parking lot is 1.5 miles south of Route 422​.

 

Address: 18296 Ravenna Road, Auburn Township, OH 44023.

Check in starts 30 minutes prior to start time.

Kayak Lesson: River Paddling

This is a beginner class which introduces moving water and is designed for those who are looking for something a little more adventurous than lake kayaking. This beginner course emphasizes safety, skill development and having fun. In the class we will cover equipment, basic paddle strokes and how to maneuver around simple obstacles in moving water. Paddlers should come prepared to get wet. Water shoes which secure to your heal are mandatory; no flip flops on the river.

When:   Schedule and availability coming soon 

Cost: $60 per persons depending on the location and time of year. 

Duration:  2.5 - 3 hours

River Kayak Lesson includes: a kayak, paddle, a life jacket which must be worn at all times, and instruction.

Phone: (440) 773-2465

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