Basic Kayaking Class
Our basic two-hour kayaking class will teach you what you need to know to buy or rent a sea kayak and get the maximum of SAFE enjoyment from the boat.
We start with the basic elements (how to properly get into a kayak, the forward paddle stroke, steering techniques) and build out from there to include bracing techniques, and rescue techniques using a paddling partner, then a solo rescue using a paddle-float.
The class includes all equipment; just bring a dry change of clothes and any personal effects (water, hat, etc), and we'll take care of the rest. Classes are scheduled for Friday nights 6 to 8pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 in summer. Fee is $75 per person, including all equipment.
If you have a group of at least 3 people and want to schedule a private class, contact us to find a mutually agreeable date and time.
Classes are taught on Big Bear Lake, a quietwater lake a quarter mile west of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Meet at the lake at your scheduled class time and we'll have everything there ready for you.
CLASSES ARE DONE FOR 2018 - check back in early spring for the 2019 Schedule!
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