The course offers lots of practical information through hands-on education, an introduction to kayak gear and places an emphasis on paddling safety. Participants will learn the basic paddling strokes, how to get back in your boat if you tip over, basic trip planning and navigation, and how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations.
No prior kayaking knowledge or experience is required to participate in this course.
The course consists of a classroom session, a pool session, two open water sessions and two kayak paddles. The cost is $199 for Mountaineers members and $249 for nonmembers. Rental kayaks and gear are available.
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