Kayaking - Introduction

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Overview/
Purpose :

To introduce all aspects of the fast-growing sport of kayaking.

Topics:

  • how to plan and implement a kayaking trip into the backcountry
  • paddling techniques
  • types of kayaks
  • selection of paddles
  • PFD's
  • safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations)
  • camping gear and clothing
  • menus, and,
  • trip planning.

 
The program will conclude with a wilderness kayak trip.  Partial outfitting and kayak rentals available.

Duration:

  • 2 evening sessions, plus
  • a weekend trip

Misc:

An additional fee will be charged for O.R.C.A. qualifications, ($ tba), to those participants who choose to certify.

 

Not offered this semester; available on request

 

 

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