Start from no kayaking experience and build the skills needed to venture out on full-day paddling trips!
We will spend six evenings at Jericho Beach learning the fundamentals of gear, kayaks, and strokes. We’ll introduce kayak capsizing and re-entry, both on your own and with the help of a partner, and show you how to paddle more efficiently. We’ll also introduce navigation for day-tripping, including chart reading, route finding, tides, and weather.
If we have time and if there is interest there might even be the opportunity to try out paddling a surfski towards the end of the course.
The program will wrap up with a full day trip either from Jericho Beach or in beautiful Indian Arm.
Upon successful completion of all skills you will receive your Paddle Canada Level 1 Kayaking Certification.
Six Nights 6-9pm + Daytrip 9am-4pm
|Series A (Tuesdays): May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9 Daytrip (Saturday): June 13||(CANCELLED)|
|Series B (Fridays): June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 Daytrip (Sunday): July 12||FULL|
|Series C (Thursdays): July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6 Daytrip (Sunday): August 9||FULL|
|Series D (Tuesdays): July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 Daytrip (Saturday): August 29|
|Series E (Mondays): August 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14 Daytrip (Sunday): September 20|
None, this course takes you all the way from being a total beginner to being able to confidently and safely go on daytrips.