Nothing builds independence and self-esteem quicker than being the captain of your own vessel. These kids rocked the water yesterday down at West Branch State Park. Having the right size boats and paddles is key to a good kayaking program. I strongly recommend the Prodigy Perception XS for paddlers under 110 lbs. It is a small kayak that can keep up with adult boats. Great for learning and great for instruction. For more information check out www.breakawayexcursion.com.