Prairie State Canoeists
A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club
Date: April 28, 2018
Leader: John Chase
Location: DuPage River from Fawell Dam to Weigand Park
Skill Level: Instructor and Trip Leader
Details: This workshop is for current or potential trip leaders, instructors, and anyone else wanting to develop greater skill organizing and leading groups on the water.
We will begin on land reviewing best practices for pre-trip planning, pre-launch group management, expectation management, and pre-put-in discussion.
From there we will put in and paddle the DuPage River from Fawell Dam to Weigand Park. During the paddle, we will coach principles of group leadership on the move, including managing a few scenarios you might encounter on a regular trip. Lunch at Pioneer Park.
Please note that this trip will include a lengthy carry to the put in from the parking lot to Fawell Dam. The carry will be worth it as the stretch of river features numerous opportunities to sharpen leadership skills.