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Kayak Essentials

June 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Intended for the amateur paddler (one who has paddled a few times in the past) and would like to increase their knowledge and expertise on the water. Kayaking is more than just moving your kayaking in a straight line. This 3-hour session will provide skills to maneuver your kayak around obstacles, using simple body moves to maximize turns, and paddle control.

Prerequisite for this class is a basic understanding about kayaking (getting in/out – how to paddle forward/stop/reverse, and stability in a kayak). For complete topics covered, please refer to the essentials skills page.


Class size will be limited to 5. Training will take place at a local, quiet, protected inland lake. Please dress for the cooler water temperatures, have a change of clothes/towel in your car. Should you need to borrow- the use of Kayak, paddle and PFD are included in the price (please indicate this on the registration page.

Located at Yahr park, this small lake has a sandy beach, two fishing piers, numerous picnic tables, clean bathrooms, and drinking water. The area surrounding the lake is mostly wooded and has a couple hiking trails. Located just a few miles outside West Bend, a hidden gem awaits. This park is part of the Washington County Parks system, and there is an entrance fee of $5. One may purchase a daily pass online https://www.washcoparks.com/parks/passes/daily_pass/purchase/ or a yearly sticker (which will get you into six county parks around West Bend) https://www.washcoparks.com/parks/passes/annual_pass/purchase/.


Please also register for this to ensure there is availability. Cost $60


Leonard J. Yahr County Park
7999 Orchard Valley Rd
west bend, WI 53090 United States
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