We invite your child to join us for a wet and wild adventure at Lock 32 on the Erie Canal! Our elite instructors will teach your child how to maneuver their kayak while providing a fun and safe experience on the water. This program incorporates many fun activities, including swimming the rapids, a multitude of water games, and other exciting team building exercises. There is no better way to build a strong kayaking foundation and enjoy fun in the sun than with “Kids Kayaking Level 1”. No kayaking experience needed, all necessary equipment is included, but feel free to bring your own whitewater boat and equipment.
Level 1 - Introduction: 5 days of the basics to get you going for the summer. In this class we will learn wet exits, paddling techniques, and how to navigate rapids both in and out of our kayaks.
Level 2 - Intermediate: 5 days focused on the key ingredient to advanced learning and introductory river trips… The Roll, a.k.a. rolling, a.k.a the Eskimo roll. We will also build on the basics learned in level 1. (no prerequisite)
Level 3 - Advanced: 5 days of pure kayaking. If level 2 wasn’t quite enough to complete your rolling technique we will continue working on it here. We will also teach river safety and some other techniques vital to taking your paddling beyond Lock 32 Whitewater Park. (prerequisite: level 1)
For all classes, please bring swimwear, sunscreen, suitable water shoes that will stay on in the current, snacks, and WATER! On cooler days fleece base layers are a great asset. NO COTTON PLEASE! (prerequisite: level 2)