Suggested Tracks

SUGGESTED BEGINNER TRACK

For students with little or no experience with kayaks and have not done a "Wet Exit".  If you don't know what a "Wet Exit" is then this is the track for you!

Hints & Tips for Beginners

  • Make sure you take Introduction to Kayaking 1 & 2 on Saturday.
  • Do the wet exit – it is a pre-requisite for most of the on-water classes.
  • Get a Basic Rescues class in sometime during the weekend.
  • You need to have a solid hip snap and some bracing experience BEFORE attending a rolling class.

You are strongly suggested to attend the "Quick Introduction to the Symposium" class.  This will be offered on both Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Saturday

Introduction to Kayaking: On Shore Basics

Introduction to Kayaking: Launching Your Boat/Wet Exits

Demo Kayaks (good chance to try out different kayaks)

Basic Strokes/More Strokes (Traditional or Euro.) OR Women’s Clinic

Rolling/Linked Strokes Demonstration

4:00-5:00 pm          Dressing for Paddling (Preferred)

Sunday

Any land class

Becoming One with Your Boat through Play OR Basic Rescues

Hip Snaps/Bracing OR any land or water class

Becoming One With Your Boat Through Play OR Linking Strokes

Wacky Relay Races

Monday

Group Paddle OR Basic/More Rescues OR Individualized Instruction

SUGGESTED ADVANCED BEGINNER TRACK

Intended for students with little or no experience with kayaks and who have done one or more wet exits

Hints & Tips for Advanced Beginners

 Get a Basic Rescues class in sometime during the weekend.

  • Take the Introduction to Hip Snaps/Bracing Class - you need to have a solid hip snap and some bracing experience BEFORE taking a Rolling class.

You are strongly suggested to attend the "Quick Introduction to the Symposium" class.  This will be offered on both Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Saturday

9:05-10:00 am        Introduction to Kayaking: On Shore Basics OR One of the other land classes

Basic Strokes (Traditional or Euro.) OR Basic Rescues

Kayak Demos (good chance to try out different kayaks)

Basic Rescues OR Basic Strokes/More Strokes (Traditional or Euro.) OR Women’s Clinic

Rolling/Linked Strokes Demonstration

Any land class

Sunday

Basic Safety Gear

Becoming One with Your Boat through Play OR Linking Strokes

Any land class OR Hip Snaps/Bracing OR Women’s Clinic

Rescues for Smaller Rescuers OR Becoming One With Your Boat Through Play OR Linking Strokes

Monday

Group Paddle OR Basic/More Rescues AND Rolling