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ACA: Quickstart your Kayak

A beginner-friendly class where one of our staff will take you to Warner Lake for a 3-hour session, offering instruction to those who are new to the sport or want to improve their kayaking skills. Warner Lake is a small, non-motorized lake surrounded by park and is scenic, calm, and full of wildlife. The park's thick, surrounding woods and foliage keep the clean, clear water smooth throughout the year, providing a perfect location for this class.

The price of this class depends on the number of participants:
     3-hour class for 1 - 2 people: $58/person
3-hour class for 3 or more people: $48/person
     *If you bring your own equipment deduct $15

After arriving at CW Outfitting at your scheduled arrival time, we will outfit the group with equipment, go over paper work, and shuttle you 2 miles down the road to Warner Lake. The group then has the allotted class time to learn and enjoy being on the water.

To schedule this class, please fill out the CLASS RESERVATION INQUIRY FORM with your preferred time and date and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Have a question about this class? Ask us here!

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COURSE OVERVIEW: The ACA Quickstart Your Kayak workshop is a brief introduction to paddling a solo kayak. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards, and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. This course is appropriate for all kayak craft, including traditional decked kayaks, inflatables and sit on tops.


     Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics
     The Paddling Environment
     Personal Preparation
     Getting Started
     Conclusion & Wrap Up

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: Two-way shuttle, kayak, paddle, life jacket, certified ACA instruction, & required paperwork for ACA certification

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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MN's Premier
Mississippi River Outfitter
& Paddle Sport Shop
Monday:  By appointment
Tuesday:  By appointment
Wednesday:  By appointment
Thursday:  10am-6pm
Friday:  10am-6pm
Saturday:  10am-5pm
Sunday:  By appointment
We are at the store most days and flexible with appointments.  Please give us a call!