Paddling Skills for Teens
No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water orientated camp! Our experienced guides will introduce participants to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including: types of craft, outfitting & gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, key paddle strokes, and bracing. But it’s not all work–expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’ and ‘kayak sponge tag.’ Participants must be comfortable with deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device. They must also be able to pull oneself up onto the deck of a pool from the deep end without use of steps or ladders. This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification.
Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is a white water raft guide turned sea kayak guide. He has paddled around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand. Coming to Whidbey Island every year to lead tours has been a blessing to him because he loves to share this magical place with others. This will be his 3rd year running the camp for Whidbey Island Kayaking.
Min 4/Max 8
Location: Monday – Thursday sessions will be held at Goss Lake Public Boat launch, the Friday session will be held at the Langley marina.
Mon-Fri | Jul 2-Jul 6 | 2:00-4:30pm | $130