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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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Introduction to Paddling - Kayak

  • 2019-05-19
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, Downers Grove
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Date(s):  May 19, 2019
Leader: Marlene Bertolozzi
Location:  Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, Downers Grove
Skill Level:  Beginner
Category:  Instruction

This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe & Kayak. This ACA curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.


Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by March 31)

Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (between April 1 and May 16)

Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

Early bird rate is in effect until March 31. Registration will close on May 16.

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