WHAT: Kayaking Beginner Lessons - Basic Kayaking I
WHEN: July 31, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Meet at 12:30 PM, Carpool from Chicago at 11:30 AM
WHERE: Fox River - Geneva Kayak Club location
****** AS OF 7/26, ALL SEATS ARE FULL FOR 1:00 PM. IF YOU STILL WANT TO GO YOU'LL HAVE TO LET ME KNOW SO WE CAN CREATE A NEW GROUP FOR 3:00 PM. The reservation is under "Chicago International Adventure Sports Association"*******
Water temps are rising - it's time to get wet!! Need to hone in on your kayaking skills? Come join me at the Geneva Kayak Center (GKC) Fox River location in taking the Intro to Kayaking course. The course is designed for the novice who is interested in kayaking but has limited or no experience in a boat. This class covers basic strokes and safety for recreational kayakers on calm water. After this course, paddlers should feel comfortable paddling a kayak on smaller bodies of water such as flatwater rivers, small lakes and ponds. Hey, if you're not a novice but an experienced kayaker, join us anyway! There's always room for improvement. This class is a pre-requisite for renting a kayak from Geneva Kayak Center if the paddler has limited experience. Once you've taken this course, you can then rent kayaks at the Geneva location anytime. Fee must be paid in advance to secure a position in the class. The fee includes a kayak, PFD, paddle, 2.5 hours of instruction from a GKC instructor and tour along the Fox River. You will need to call GKC to make the payment. Let him know that you are signing up for the Level 1 class on Saturday July 24th at 1pm and will be joining me (Feis).
Please call Geneva Kayak Lakefront at[masked] to register. You'll also need to give them your height and weight so that they can match you with the best fitting boat. For more information, visit the GKC site at
www.genevakayak.com or send me a message (
][masked]). GKC is one of the best outfitters in the Chicagoland area as they focus not only on selling boats but also on safety and technique development. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the water. Location : Geneva Kayak Center - Fox River 34 N. Bennett, Geneva, IL 60134.
Must prepay by 7/23 to secure a spot in the class.
GKC LEVEL 1 - INTRO TO KAYAKING CLASS DETAILS This is our most popular class, designed for the novice who is interested in kayaking but has limited or no experience in a boat. This class covers basic strokes and safety for recreational kayakers on calm water. After this course, paddlers should feel comfortable paddling a kayak on smaller bodies of water such as flatwater rivers, small lakes and ponds. This class is a prerequisite for renting a kayak from Geneva Kayak Center if the paddler has limited experience. Course Location: Geneva Kayak Center Cost: $54.00 Per Person (without Group Discount) Length: 2.5 Hours Includes: Kayak, Paddle & PFD Skills Covered: •Parts of Kayak, Paddle and other Kayaking Equipment •On Water Safety •Launching/Landing •Forward/Reverse Sweep •Forward Stroke •Reverse Stroke •Stopping
CAR POOL INFO If you don't have transport, we are planning two pick-up locations one in downtown Chicago and another in the western suburbs. If you let the Organizer know where you are located, we will arrange a car pool for you. Please send me a message (
**This is a RAIN-OR-SHINE EVENT. This means the event will not be cancelled due to low RSVP's