Paddling Skills for Teens
No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water orientated camp! Our experienced instructor will introduce participants to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including: types of craft, outfitting/gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, paddle strokes, and bracing. Participants should expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’, ‘kayak sponge tag’ and other skill-building games. 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. He loves paddling new water, rivers and open water, yet coming to Whidbey Island has been a blessing to him because he loves to share this magical place with others. Travis coaches children’s swim programs and this will be his 4th year leading the teen kayak 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 | Jun 24-28 | 2:00-4:30pm | $130
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