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Kayaking Next Steps – July 28

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


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This all-day class is for those who may have taken one of our Kayaking Essentials (or another class) and want to continue to work on their skills and learn new skills. We will go over basic stroke techniques including bracing and edging. We will work on rescue techniques including self rescues and t-rescues.

Because a portion of the day will be spent on rescues, a kayak with bulkheads in the bow and stern is necessary. Please contact us if you are in need of a kayak to use for the class prior to registering and we may be able to accommodate.


  • Sea Kayak (one with a bow and stern bulkhead)
  • Paddle
  • Vest-style PFD (life jacket – 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

Life jackets must be worn at all times when out on the water. Paddlers should dress to be in the water.

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.
  • All paddlers must complete a paddling class waiver prior to participation. Waivers can be viewed and signed digitally here.
  • Participants must meet the ACA eligibility requirements here.

Note: 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.

To protect our waters, anytime you change waterways you should ALWAYS Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and gear to prevent the spread of invasive species. Before joining us out on the water, we ask that you Clean, Drain, Dry your boat and gear. To wash your own boat, check out this link . We recently had New Zealand Mud Snails found in our waterways and hope everyone will do their part to protect our lakes/rivers.


July 28
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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River Park
6625 Bridge St
Ellsworth, MI 49729 United States
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