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Kayaking Classes

 

We offer THREE  flat water/sea kayak classes

 Introduction to Paddling

Sea Kayak Camping 101 

 Sea Kayak Rescue only

 Introduction to Paddling:

For the student looking for a short course on the basics. This two-hour class takes place at the Kayak Center on Wasilla Lake. It is open to everyone over 10 years old. Participants will accomplish a general understanding of how to maneuver their kayak. We cover: launching, sweep turn, rudder strokes, forward, draw stroke and stopping. At the completion of this course one is ready to get out and do more practice or take trips on lakes in calm weather. offered: Wed, Thur, Fri  6 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – noon

2016 Special…. $35….. book 6 people get your pick of day and time and $30/ person

 

Kayak Camping 101 :

This course is for students that aspire to engage in sea kayak camping, and expedition length trips. This 2 day class takes out on the ocean. Our classroom is Passage Canal out of Whittier, AK. We water taxi to our camp location. Set camp, spend the day learning all your paddle skills, take a tour along the coast line, practice getting in and out of kayaks in different types of conditions. In the evening we cover map reading, tide charts, glacier safety, using VHF radios, students cook, loading kayaks for travel.

You will learn: strokes, tides, VHF radio protocol, capsizing and re-entry, setting up a “rain” camp, cooking on backpacking stoves, reading weather, understanding Marine Forecast, locate different campsites in Passage Canal, reading topo maps, loading a kayak.

Special 2016 price:  $250, reg $450

class requires 4 to book, max of 8 

Weekday: Save 10%, book your own private class on a weekday with 4 or more students, call to schedule

DATES: : 2016

Session 1: May 28,29,30  THREE DAY SPECIAL: just $49 more: $299

Session 2: June 11,12

Session 3: July 2,3,4   THREE DAY SPECIAL: just $49 more: $299

Session 4: July 16,17

Session 5: August 6,7

 

Sea Kayak Rescue:

This class is for students that only want to learn rescue techniques. The course is 2-3 hours long and is performed in pools in the winter, and in lakes from June – Sept. You will learn multiple techniques to get yourself and others back into a capsized boat. 

book by appointment

includes dry suit, class conducted on Wasilla Lake…….$90