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Kayak Basics - 2 Hour Beginner Program

Kayak Center Instructional Programs

KAYAK BASICS

Description

This two hour program is designed to give new and intermediate kayakers a jump start in kayak skills emphasizing safety, basic skill and stroke development and basic recovery technique. Participants will receive an overview of on-water safety, equipment use, forward, reverse and sweep strokes and recoveries. For those with limited time, or looking to try something new, this is the program for you! Be ready to get wet!

Equipment

All necessary program equipment is provided.

Please see the plan your visit page for online waivers and what to bring and wear.

Physical Exertion

Easy: Participants will paddle 0-2 mi. / 0-4 km. on flat water conditions with minimal wind. No previous experience is required. Participant must be able to keep head up while wearing a life jacket in deep water. Paddle times usually run 1-2 hours.

Prerequisites

Appropriate for adults and children 14 and older when accompanied by a parent.

Must be able to independently keep head above water while wearing in a life jacket/pfd

No previous experience required.

Kayak Basics Dates and TimesCostRegistration Link
Thursday, June 6, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online
Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online
Thursday, July 18, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online
Thursday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online
Thursday, August 15, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online
Thursday, August 29, 6-8 p.m.$30 Public / $25 UMass LowellRegister Online

Contact us to schedule a custom group time.