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Outdoor Afro and REI Learn to Kayak
The correct date for this class is Saturday, July 14th! This event is full when the REI page says that there are no spots available! Please disregard the Meetup rsvp status. You must RSVP and pay on the REI Web site at $45 discounted rate offered by our Outdoor Afro Partners at REI! This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. - Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks - Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection - Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques What to bring: - Snacks - Water - Sunscreen - Hat - Wear Quick dry clothing! Provided by REI: - Dry Bag - Group First Aid Kit - Lifejacket - Paddle - Touring/Recreational Kayak For more information and to RSVP, please see

Falls Lake Recreation

14600 Creedmoor Rd · Wake Forest


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    Outdoor Afro is a social community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! Outdoor Afro disrupts the false perception that black people do not have a relationship with nature. We remember our history in nature, leverage social media, and support relevant local leadership to create interest communities, events, and partnerships that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors.

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