Adventure Kayaking Beginner Lesson Package - All Equipment Provided

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Our Adventure Kayaking Beginner Lesson Package offers 3 FUN and structured 3-hour lessons for the novice or beginner looking for self-sufficient adventures in calm, protected bodies of water. We'll provide all the equipment and teach you about the appropriate comfortable kayaks and gear to buy, how to launch and land, paddle with great technique using your core muscles, and how to get yourself and others back into the kayak if you should accidentally capsize. We do not use sprayskirts in this program so beginning students feel more comfortable entering and exiting the kayak. Kayaks and and all other gear are provided. You have up to two years to complete the three lessons and qualify of our Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Package LINK. Read all of the individual course descriptions, location info, and what to bring below.


Lessons 1-3 Descriptions

Lesson 1: Fundamental Skills

Are you ready to kayak more, want to go on a kayak vacation, or perhaps ready to purchase your own kayak? Our 3-hour Kayaking Fundamentals lesson demystifies the parts of the kayak, personal floatation device, and paddle and how to properly adjust and wear everything. You'll learn how to carry, launch, land, and the lesson includes something akin to a tai chi lesson of proper paddling technique using your core instead of your arms and shoulders, and the four strokes that turn, propel, and stop the kayak.

2022 Dates (Choose one):

  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 8, 15, 22, 29

2023 Dates (Choose one):

  • May* 13, 27
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • September 2, 9, 16, 23
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28

Includes : Kayak, paddle, and personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Riley's Lock, Poolesvillle, MD

Time : 10:00 AM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 6:1

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Lesson 2: Edging and Efficiency

Become a more graceful, efficient kayaker with this 3-hour lesson that provides an introduction to edging and advanced strokes that will dramatically make you more maneuverable and put a smile on your face. Placing the kayak on edge reduces its turning radius and advanced strokes such as the sculling draw that move the kayak sideways feel like magic on the water.

2022 Dates (Choose one):

  • August 6, 20
  • September 24
  • October 8, 22

2023 Dates (Choose one):

  • June 10, 24
  • July 8, 22
  • August 12, 26
  • September 9, 23
  • October 14, 28

Includes : Kayak, paddle, and personal floatation device.

Location (link) : Riley's Lock, Poolesvillle, MD

Time : 2:00 PM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 6:1

Click here for directions and what to bring

Lesson 3: Simplified Safety and Rescues

Dealing with an unexpected capsize and how to tow a kayak are essential skills all kayakers should know and practice. In this fun 3-hour lesson you'll spend time learning how to get yourself and others back into their kayak after you flip over, and how to get the water out. You'll also learn how to do simplified tows to get a kayaker and their kayak back together and back home safely. All equipment is provided.

2022 Dates (Choose one):

  • August 13, 27
  • September 17
  • October 15, 29

2023 Dates (Choose one):

  • June 3, 17
  • July 1, 15
  • August 5, 19
  • September 2, 16
  • October 7, 21

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, and safety gear.

Location (link) : Riley's Lock, Poolesvillle, MD

Time : 2:00 PM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 6:1

Click here for directions and what to bring

Completion of the 3 lessons qualifies students to participate in our Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Package LINK.