NOTE: Students should progress to the full day level 1 introduction to kayaking course for more guided on water practice time to develop advanced stroke, safety and rescue techniques needed for wind, waves and large bodies of water.
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.
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COURSE OVERVIEW: Quickstart Kayaking 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.
COURSE PREREQUISITES: None
Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics
The Paddling Environment
Conclusion & Wrap Up