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Quickstart to Paddling - Canoe

  • 2021-09-25
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Busse Lake Boating Center, Schaumburg/Elk Grove Village, IL
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  Event Cancelled

Date:  September 25, 2021 

Leader: Bill Kessler

Co-Leader:  Tracy Hunt
Location:  Busse Lake Boating Center, Schaumburg/Elk Grove Village, IL
Skill Level:  Beginner
Category:  Instruction

This 3-hour program will start with a quick review of the fundamentals, including boats, gear, safety, getting on and off the water. Once on the water, you will learn how to make your boat go straight, stop, turn, maybe even go sideways and backward.

A low Instructor-to-student ratio means personal attention, just right for beginning paddlers. We will wrap up the third hour with more games and some relaxed pointers and demos.

What to bring: Canoe, paddles, properly fitting PFD (life jacket), water to stay hydrated, change of clothes (which can remain in your car). Want to stay longer? Bring lunch. Contact the leaders with any questions.

This is an American Canoe Association accredited course. Cost: $10.00 for PSC members; $30.00 for non-members.

Registrants who are not members of the American Canoe Association will be required to provide a $10 insurance fee for participation, in addition to class registration.

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