Leave No Trace Trainer Course
Nov
4
Nov 5

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

  • Angeles Nationa Forest

Course Description:

This two-day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family. Participants learn the concept of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings - such as schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace. Participants will be assigned one of the principles prior to the course and will be expected to teach this topic to the group during the weekend. After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to teach Awareness Workshops and co-lead Trainer courses with a LNT Master Educator.

We will be outdoors most of the day and students should be prepared to hike 2-4 miles each day.  November in the mountains can be cold and the class will be held rain or shine. You will receive a complete gear list in your confirmation email.

Cost
$75 includes facility fee, teaching materials, and completion certificate from LNT

Dates
Saturday, November 5th - Sunday, November 6th*

Times:  
8am Saturday to 4pm Sunday

Location
Angeles National Forest

Register:
To get notified when registration opens please send an email to Saveria@TheAdventurUs.com

*Participants will be able to arrive on Friday afternoon / evening

 

 


AHS Volunteer Vacation
May
7
May 13

AHS Volunteer Vacation

  • Stanislaus National Forest

UPDATE: I will no longer be leading this trip, but the fabulous new Crew Leader is fellow AHS Ambassador Shawnte Salabert! 

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LocationStanislaus National Forest Groveland, California 95321

Date(s)05/07/2017 - 05/13/2017

Access:Day Hiking Up to 3 Miles Per Day

Project Rating:Moderate

Project Description:

In 2013 the catastrophic Rim Fire burned over 257,000 acres of the Forest, including over 20 miles of hiking trails and the need to plant over 7.5 million trees. We are in the third year of the recovery process and need help with trail reconstruction including replacing features like water bars, steps, and in many cases re-benching the trails. Erosion, rock slides, noxious weeds, and downed trees are impacting the integrity and use of the trails and need to be removed or utilized in the repair work. We are starting with our most popular hiking, backpacking, and equestrian trails in the community of Groveland and on the Groveland District. These trails follow the majestic Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River. We will spend days conducting trail repairs, preparing the land for planting trees and, if water flow and levels cooperate, spend one day rafting down either the class IV+ Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River or the lazy Merced Wild & Scenic River in Yosemite Valley. We will be based out of the campground next to the District Office where there are showers available or at a bunkhouse provided by Hetch Hetchy Water & Power. We’ll travel by van to the trailhead and hike to the sites. We will be transported by van to the put-in site and picked up at the take-out site on the river day. US Forest Service River Patrol Rangers and partners will lead the river trip and Groveland Recreation Staff and partners such as the Groveland Trail Heads will lead the trail and tree planting work. All river gear will be provided.

Hosting Organization:Forest Service

Area and Attractions:Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada, the Stanislaus National Forest is a cherished and accessible overnight destination. The Forest offers a full range of year-round recreation opportunities. Three primary trans-Sierra routes traverse the forest, offering great views through a range of life zones. A network of forest roads and trails encourages discovery of nature and history. Visitors enjoy a year-round variety of activities including watching wildlife, hiking, fishing, and camping. The community of Groveland is the northern entrance to Yosemite National Park with Yosemite Valley located approximately 1 hour from the Groveland Ranger Station. 

Accommodations:Car Camping Tent Sites

Accommodations Description and Gear Needs:Volunteers will stay in a primitive car camping site in a young mixed conifer forest with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, food lockers, and well water. Situated near the famous Little Golden Children's Forest Trail and in close proximity to the Groveland Ranger District Office. Access to group camping gear will be available including stoves, cooking utensils, pots, trash bags, and recycling. We may also be able to utilize a bunkhouse from Hetch Hetchy Water and Power for use during the week. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and pad, cup/bowl/eating utensils, and personal items. 

Climate:Temperatures in May range from high 70's during the day to 40's at night. Mostly dry, sunny days and clear nights with a very rare chance of snow.

Travel Information:Airport pickup provided from Sacramento International Airport

Minimum Age18

Maximum # of Volunteers14

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Leave No Trace Trainer Course
Apr
29
Apr 30

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

  • Angeles National Forest

Course Description:

This two-day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family. Participants learn the concept of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings - such as schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace. Participants will be assigned one of the principles prior to the course and will be expected to teach this topic to the group during the weekend. After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to teach Awareness Workshops and co-lead Trainer courses with a LNT Master Educator.

We will be outdoors most of the day and students should be prepared to hike 2-4 miles each day.  November in the mountains can be cold and the class will be held rain or shine. You will receive a complete gear list in your confirmation email.

Cost:
$75 includes facility fee, teaching materials, and completion certificate from LNT
 

Future Dates: 
Saturday, November 5th - Sunday, November 6th*
Times:  
8am Saturday to 4pm Sunday
Location:
Angeles National Forest

Register:
To get notified when registration opens please send an email to Saveria@TheAdventurUs.com

*Participants will be able to arrive on Friday afternoon / evening

 

 

 

TALK: "Winter Survival and Safety in the San Gabriel Mountains"
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

TALK: "Winter Survival and Safety in the San Gabriel Mountains"

  • Eaton Canyon Nature Center

What:    "Winter Survival and Safety in the San Gabriel Mountains" 

When:   Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -- Reception 7 pm; Program 7:30 pm

Where:  Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena

It seems like every week we hear of someone being rescued from the San Gabriel Mountains. Winter adds beauty and new challenges, sometimes with tragic results, as people flock to our mountains. Susan McCreary and other members of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team will relate dramatic stories of rescue and survival in the San Gabriel Mountains in a program hosted by the Sierra Club’s Forest Committee.

Team members including Jon Pedder and John Dailey will tell of their work and offer suggestions about how to safely hike snowy trails and enjoy winter recreation while avoiding the unique dangers the season brings such as hypothermia. They will also offer tips on basic equipment you should always have with you and on outdoor apps for your smart phone that could save your life. Sierra Madre Search and Rescue is a world-renowned all-volunteer, self-funded rescue team serving our foothill communities since 1951.  REI equipment expert Saveria Tilden will offer tips on winter equipment for the public, from parkas to snowshoes that can make you and your family safer in winter recreation.

You will also hear news of Forest Committee hikes and activities and an update on the  San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

A social reception at 7 p.m. precedes the program, which is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Don Bremner (donbremner@earthlink.net) or John Monsen (wildernessjfm@aol.com).

Directions to Eaton Canyon:

From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, take the Altadena Drive exit (if westbound on the 210, take the Sierra Madre Blvd. off ramp and at the bottom go west another few blocks to Altadena Drive), drive north toward the mountains about a mile, and 500 feet after crossing New York Drive, turn right into Eaton Canyon Park. The Nature Center is on the left from the parking area.

Wilderness Travel Course
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

Wilderness Travel Course

WELCOME TO SIERRA CLUB
WILDERNESS TRAVEL COURSE

Presented by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
Wilderness Training Committee
Celebrating 100 years of Angeles Chapter Outings

Know how to be safe and comfortable in the backcountry.
Learn to feel at home with rock scrambling, wilderness navigation, and snow travel.
Acquire skills in planning, preparation, equipment, and wilderness medicine to take you safely into the back country.
Explore the outdoors in all seasons, beyond roads and trails, with new friends.

You Can Expect

  • Challenge and Adventure to realize your potential to reach new heights.
  • Experience the freedom of the wilderness.
  • Leave the trail and the crowds behind.
  • Backpack with confidence.
  • Learn to travel, eat and sleep comfortably in any climate.
  • Invest your recreation money wisely.
  • Share fun times and make new friends.

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REI - Rock Climbing Anchors for Women - Level 1
Jan
21
7:30 am07:30

REI - Rock Climbing Anchors for Women - Level 1

  • Stoney Point

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Rock Climbing Anchors for Women - Level 1

Fitness level 2: Easy Active
Skill level 1: Beginner
Group size: 6
Member price: $90
Non-member price: $110

Take your climbing skills to the next level in an all women environment. This level one anchors course will introduce you to foundational anchor concepts, and will give you the tools to build top rope anchors off of bolts, rocks, and trees. This by women, for women course begins to build your toolkit to allow you to climb outside on your own. We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program focusing on the construction and assessment of anchors. All gear will be provided by REI Outdoor School.

  • Learn how to identify and build effective, solid climbing anchors
  • Learn about a variety of anchors, both natural and artificial
  • Learn how to place removable anchors
  • Learn about common gear used to build climbing anchors and how it can be used in a variety of different environment

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CPR AED
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

CPR AED

  • Lifesaver Education

Heartsaver CPR AED

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM
$45.00 + $18.00 for Book

This CPR class is for anyone who is not in a healthcare job. Adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, and relief of choking are covered in this class. It is designed for non-healthcare professionals. Anyone who will be working in any healthcare related area, including nursing students, EMTs, or any hospital staff, please register for BLS for Healthcare Providers.

The American Heart Association requires students to have the textbook for this course.If you already own the book with the 2015 Guidelines or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

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REI - Know Before You Go - Avalanche Awareness
Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

REI - Know Before You Go - Avalanche Awareness

  • REI Arcadia

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COST: Free

Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This class introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basics signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

REI - Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class (Private)
Jan
15
9:00 am09:00

REI - Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class (Private)

  • Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

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Fitness level 2: Easy Active
Skill level 1: Beginner
Minimum age: 10
Group size: 8

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include ample opportunity for demonstrations, discussion, skills practice and questions during a hike that will cover approximately 3 miles, and is geared especially for women.

  • Key elements of pre-trip planning for backcountry travel
  • Basic concepts of navigation with map & compass and GPS
  • Proper clothing and equipment selection for the terrain and weather
  • Emergency preparedness (nutrition - hygiene - shelter - water)

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REI - Rock Climbing Anchors for Women - Level 1
Dec
18
7:30 am07:30

REI - Rock Climbing Anchors for Women - Level 1

  • Stoney Point Park

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Cost: 
Fitness level 2: Easy Active
Skill level 1: Beginner
Group size: 9

Take your climbing skills to the next level in an all women environment. This level one anchors course will introduce you to foundational anchor concepts, and will give you the tools to build top rope anchors off of bolts, rocks, and trees. This by women, for women course begins to build your toolkit to allow you to climb outside on your own. We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program focusing on the construction and assessment of anchors. All gear will be provided by REI Outdoor School.

  • Learn how to identify and build effective, solid climbing anchors
  • Learn about a variety of anchors, both natural and artificial
  • Learn how to place removable anchors
  • Learn about common gear used to build climbing anchors and how it can be used in a variety of different environment

SIGN UP HERE

REI - Climbing Anchors 2
Nov
27
7:30 am07:30

REI - Climbing Anchors 2

  • Stoney Point

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Overview

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 2: Intermediate 
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 6

Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems with traditional gear. We will review topics covered in Climbing Anchors Concepts such as climbing gear, knots, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. The focus will be on traditional climbing gear use. This is a hands-on program where you will build climbing anchors. At the end of the day you will also learn to rappel from your anchor. All gear will be provided by REI Outdoor School. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement.

  • To review knowledge of climbing gear and knots and its proper use in anchoring
  • To review how to build a SERENE anchor
  • To learn about and place different types of artificial protection
  • To learn to evaluate macro and micro rock quality
  • To learn to rappel

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REI - Backcountry Skills for Women
Nov
20
8:00 am08:00

REI - Backcountry Skills for Women

  • Bonelli Regional Park

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Overview

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 10
  • Group size: 10

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include ample opportunity for demonstrations, discussion, skills practice and questions during a hike that will cover approximately 3 miles, and is geared especially for women.

  • Key elements of pre-trip planning for backcountry travel
  • Basic concepts of navigation with map & compass and GPS
  • Proper clothing and equipment selection for the terrain and weather
  • Emergency preparedness (nutrition - hygiene - shelter - water)

REGISTER HERE

REI - Intro to Climb for Women Level 1
Nov
19
7:30 am07:30

REI - Intro to Climb for Women Level 1

  • Stoney Point

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Overview

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 9

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • To introduce basic safety concepts and the role of the individual climber within the climbing system
  • How to climb for personal enjoyment and as a potential lifelong pursuit
  • Provide participants with an awareness of how to become a safe and responsible climber

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REI - Kayak Tour:Palos Verdes
Oct
29
8:30 am08:30

REI - Kayak Tour:Palos Verdes

  • Cabrillo State Beach

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Overview

  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Group size: 8

Come paddle one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in Southern California. On this scenic ocean tour of Palos Verdes you will experience warm sunny coves, craggy headlands, views of Catalina Island and forests of giant kelp teeming with sea life. You will have the chance to see dolphins, seals, pelicans, bright orange garibaldi and several other marine animals.We launch tandem sit-on-top kayaks from the beach through small surf and then paddle at a relaxed pace. This trip is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Previous Kayak experience preferred - Try a Learn to Kayak class first.

  • Have a fun kayak experience in a beautiful place
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and stroke techniques
  • Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour

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SHIFT Conference
Oct
13
Oct 16

SHIFT Conference

The Premise: The coalition of stakeholders working to protect our public lands has the potential to become a movement. Youth engagement proponents, outdoor recreationists, land managers, and conservation advocates realize their greatest opportunities for effectiveness when they address issues of common concern with a unified voice. Working together to achieve shared objectives, their ability to champion our public lands in a time of unprecedented threat is extraordinary.

The Problem: The greatest threat to the movement’s success is its fragmentation. Compartmentalization of work, replication of effort, lack of communication between principals, and conflict between natural allies are just a few of the challenges that conspire against a united whole.

The Solution: SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) unites natural allies around the common goal of protecting the places in which we play. By providing a unified framework for their stewardship, we increase the effectiveness of our individual efforts.

REI-Intro to Rock Climbing Level 1
Oct
9
7:30 am07:30

REI-Intro to Rock Climbing Level 1

  • Stoney Point, CA

 

  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 9

Come learn the basics of rock climbing outdoors. We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall. Learn climbing communication signals. Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks. Gain confidence in your ability to maneuver up a rock. Learn how to choose the right climbing partner and location.
REI - OUTESSA
Sep
9
Sep 11

REI - OUTESSA

  • Powder Mountain, UT

www.outessa.com

WE ARE EVERY WOMAN’S
OUTDOOR WEEKEND ADVENTURE

At Outessa, adventure-pack your weekend with your favorite passions and new curiosities in some of nature's best terrain. Get a little muddy or give your feet a salt bath. End every night around a campfire with drinks, friends and inspirational speakers.

OUTESSA SUMMIT 

You fantasize about a getaway with stunning views, open spaces, and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the instruction to meet them, time to yourself, and the synergy of dauntless women. Envision an event where you indulge in anything you desire without a shred of guilt. Imagine coming back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa just became your dream getaway.

www.outessa.com

Tour du Mont Blanc
Aug
20
Sep 5

Tour du Mont Blanc

First time going on an REI Adventure!!!! For more information about trips like these visit the REI Adventures website!

REI - Kayak Tour With Heal The Bay
Aug
14
8:00 am08:00

REI - Kayak Tour With Heal The Bay

  • Cabrillo State Beach

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Group size: 12

Come paddle one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in Southern California with REI and a Naturalist from Heal the Bay. On this scenic ocean tour of Palos Verdes you will experience warm sunny coves, craggy headlands, views of Catalina Island and forests of giant kelp teeming with sea life. You will have the chance to see dolphins, seals, pelicans, bright orange garibaldi and several other marine animals. Palos Verdes has been designated as a Marine Protected Areas insuring the continued health of this important part of our marine ecosystem. Join us as we launch sit-on-top kayaks from the beach through small surf and then paddle at a relaxed pace and learn more about this ecosystem and what we can do to protect it. This trip is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Previous Kayak experience preferred - Try a Learn to Kayak class first.

  • Have a fun kayak experience in a beautiful place
  • Learn about the local ecosystem and marine life
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and stroke techniques
  • Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour
REI - Intro to Climbing for Women, Level 1
Aug
13
7:00 am07:00

REI - Intro to Climbing for Women, Level 1

  • Stoney Point

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 6

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • To introduce basic safety concepts and the role of the individual climber within the climbing system
  • How to climb for personal enjoyment and as a potential lifelong pursuit
  • Provide participants with an awareness of how to become a safe and responsible climber
REI-Intro to Rock Climbing Level 1
Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

REI-Intro to Rock Climbing Level 1

  • Stoney Point

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner 
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 9

Come learn the basics of rock climbing outdoors. We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall. Learn climbing communication signals. Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks. Gain confidence in your ability to maneuver up a rock. Learn how to choose the right climbing partner and location.
REI - Intro to Kayak
Aug
6
8:30 am08:30

REI - Intro to Kayak

  • Marina del Rey - Public Boat Launch

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  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Group size: 10

This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. After the class we will take a 2 to 3 hour paddle tour of the area to practice our skills and enjoy the scenery from the decks of our kayaks.

  • Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques
  • Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour