Kayakers Relax at Sunset. At the UMass Lowell Kayak Center you can rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards or sign up for kayaking instructional programs, tours and events!

For groups of six or more, we offer custom paddling programs with a teambuilding twist. If you are looking for a fun experience that will provide opportunities to build relationships, develop leadership, trust, problem solving or communication skills, we have something for you! We provide a unique experience customized for each group to meet their goals. We believe in a process where participants shape their own experience to make it meaningful and fun. Our leaders facilitate challenging and engaging activities based on a philosophy of experiential education. Expect to be outside, get wet, play, laugh, move, question, celebrate, be challenged and learn.

Common outcomes include:

  • Enhanced teamwork
  • Leadership development
  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased trust
  • Increased confidence
  • Problem solving skill development
  • Renewed energy and excitement towards program or team
  • FUN!
  • Team Building Custom Groups: $25-30 per person
  • Merrimack River Cleanup Programs: generally $15-20 per person

Schedule a Custom Program

To schedule a custom program, please contact Kate Ford, Boathouse Manager and Outdoor Programs Coordinator by phone at 978-934-1549 or by email: Kate_ford@uml.edu.

Note: We recommend you complete your request at least two weeks in advance of your preferred date.