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Intro to Kayaking – Rockford

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where Windsor Lake 1820 Windsor Road Loves Park, IL


Cost $30 - $60

Contact Rocktown Adventures · ROCKFORD (815) 636-9066 AURORA (630) 506-5706

Category Fitness


Never been kayaking before or maybe rented a kayak but wanted to learn more? Rocktown Adventures Introduction to Kayaking is the perfect opportunity to gain some knowledge and skill for your next adventure and meet other paddlers. This 3 hour course is designed as an introduction to paddling a kayak.

Students are presented with basic information on a wide range of topics such as dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards and simple rescues, and entering and exiting a kayak efficiently. You will learn proper paddling strokes, maneuvers, and wet exits, and be introduced to basic rescue procedures. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on the water.

The location for this class will either Windsor Lake of the Rock River, depending on conditions. The price for this experience is $60 and includes Kayak, PFD, and Paddle, $30 if you have your own vessel. Class is limited to 10 people so don’t delay. Give us a call at 815-636-9066 or sign up below to reserve your spot.

Essential Eligibility Criteria:
-Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted lifejacket, be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head above water.
-Be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other course participants.
-Be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
-Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion.