May 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ever wanted to learn how to make a canoe go where you want it to go? Do you want to learn how to paddle a canoe without frustration? Would you like to feel confident enough to paddle a canoe in the Boundary Waters, the Florida Everglades, or our local rivers?
Join us for our Canoe Class – Learning the Lost Art of Canoeing and feel more confident on the water. This class is intended for people new to canoeing or paddlers who want to improve their canoeing skills. Although canoeing can be more challenging than kayaking there is a grace and beauty to paddling a canoe.
This class will begin with a land-based topics then moves to the on-water session where the group will work on paddling skills, entry and exit from a canoe, basic canoe strokes (Forward, reverse, turning), self-rescue, and how to empty a canoe. All our classes use a challenge by choice philosophy so if you are not comfortable getting in the water or practicing a particular skill just let your instructor know.
The Canoe Class learning how to empty the canoe using a “canoe over canoe” technique.
Details and What to Bring to the Canoe Class:
Length of Class: 6 to 7 hours (Weekday classes are 9 am to 2 pm, weekend classes are 8 am to 1 pm)
Cost of Class: $75 per person. Class registration includes use of canoe for the class, classroom instruction and on water instruction. Lunch is not provided.
Minimum Class size: four participants
Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old and up
What to Bring: Bring lunch, snacks, water, and any other hydrating beverages you would like. Wear shoes or sandals that will stay on your feet and can get wet. Plan clothing for the weather of the day (rainy, colder, sunny, hot). A change of clothing for the end of the day is nice but not required.
What to Expect: All classes include use of a canoe. You are welcome to bring a boat of your own if you prefer to practice with your canoe. Classes begin with a land-based session to discuss key topics. The class will then move to the on-water session where the group will work on the paddling skills. All our classes use a challenge by choice philosophy so if you are not comfortable getting in the water or practicing a particular skill just let your instructor know. Our lead instructors are certified Canoe instructors with the Amercian Canoe Association.
Weather and water conditions: All classes are dependent on the weather, if we are not going to be able to conduct your class due to high water conditions or adverse weather conditions we will text or call before the class.