3 Hours

INTRO TO CANOEing

This canoeing course is designed as an introductory class emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition.  Great for anyone who wants to learn proper canoe techniques.

INTRO TO CANOEING

Price

$129 / Student

Duration

3 Hours

About the Course

Introduction to Canoeing is a 3-hour course focusing on skills needed for canoeing on lakes and moving flatwater.

You'll learn canoe nomenclature, stretches, and how to communicate with a partner and work as a team. Topics include dressing for immersion, weather, and potential paddling hazards. Techniques are demonstrated by the instructor combined with the paddling strokes practiced by students to maneuver safely and comfortably on still water.**

This canoe class focuses on the basics. In the classroom we discuss paddling safely, local destinations and equipment. On the water, we introduce basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a canoe through the water.

Participants will learn how to be efficient in their strokes, understand and work with their partner, and how to manage a capsize. Classes include all gear, canoes, life vests, paddles, and safety equipment.


**IMPORTANT NOTE: Students planning to paddle in remote areas (such as Black Canyon) should consider pairing this class with our Rescue & Safety course - where you will become proficient with capsize recoveries and self-rescue techniques.

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IDEAL COURSE FOR

  • Canoe camping enthusiasts

  • Youth groups & scout troops

  • Couples seeking a fun activity

  • Anyone wanting to learn a new skill

TOPICS INCLUDE

Wind and weather, canoeing terminology, basic paddling techniques, clothing, lifting & carrying, stowing gear, float plan, river signals, emergencies, and more.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to fit into a 52" class III PFD approved by the US Coast Guard

  • Get in/out of canoe independently or with reasonable amount of assistance.

  • Must be able to listen to command and follow directions

  • Must  be 14 years of age and 100 lbs

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What Should I Wear?

Your vehicle will be near the water's edge with all your belonging close at hand.  We recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for the drive home, because you will be getting wet.  If you have questions one of our friendly adventure staff can help guide you in the right direction.

Packing List

  • Water bottle and snacks

  • Shorts and shirt (not cotton)

  • Swimsuit (wear under clothes)

  • River sandals or water shoes

  • Swim goggles

  • Nose plugs (optional)

  • Earplugs (optional)

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Dry clothes for drive home

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INTRO TO CANOE COURSE INCLUDES

  • Professional Instructor

  • All classroom materials

  • Canoe

  • Paddle

  • PFD

  • Certificate of completion​*