Leisure Kayaking

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Learn the FUNdamentals of flatwater kayaking without the stress of keeping up with a large group or being pressured to go beyond your comfort zone!

Our Leisure Kayaking courses are short, gentle, comfortable introductions to the world of lake or pond kayaking. Our certified American Canoe Association instructors will work with you one-on-one in a small group setting as you learn the basic skills you need to enjoy this life-long leisure activity.

This clinic is based on the American Canoe Association  Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking curriculum.

Each Leisure Kayaking course will be customized to fit the ability and experience level of your group. Course objectives can include:

  •  Stay safe by identifying and avoiding common hazards
  •  Choose and Fit proper personal kayaking equipment
  •  Get into and out of your kayak without falling in the water
  •  Confidently and successfully paddle your kayak without becoming overly exhausted and frustrated
  • Confidently plan your own flatwater kayaking trip
  • Choose and pack proper group kayaking equipment
  • Get yourself out of water and back into your boat after a capsize
  • Help someone else in your group if they fall out of their kayak and into the water
  • Size up common rescue situations and decide on a best course of action
  • Coach a swimmer through an efficient and effective self-rescue
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of multiple towing techniques
  • Perform a variety of boat-based rescue techniques for swimmers, boats, and equipment
Clinic Dates: Clinics are scheduled based on availability. Call 803-329-5527 or email alloutdoors@cityofrockhill.com to schedule your clinic!      
Cost:
$120 per clinic (up to 5 people)
 
Skill Level/Age:
"Never-ever" Kayakers and Beginners/12+
 
Clinic Length:
2.0 - 2.5 Hours
     
Class Ratio:
1 Instructor to 5 Students
     
Location:
Niven's Creek Landing, Lake Wylie: 898 Nivens Landing Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708 
Prerequisites:
None  
Suggested Next Steps:   
Moonlight Kayak Trip
 
  Introduction to Moving Water Kayaking Series  
 

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Waiver & Cancellation Policy

Please contact our Outdoor Education staff at alloutdoors@cityofrockhill.com or 803-329-5527 with any questions or to reserve your clinic date.

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