First introduced in 2012, we will again be offering a short course for young people & their guardians at Erindale Pond (possibly other locations to be added). This course is designed for kids 9 to 15 years old and each kid must have a parent or guardian (grandparent, aunt, etc.) in the course with them (there may be up to 2 kids per adult). This will be a fun 2 hours that will cover some basic aspects of kayaking. Class size is limited to 6. The cost of this session is $30/person which includes kayak rental and all equipment except kid-sized PFDs (see comment below).
Thanks to Classic Outdoors for providing the kayaks for this course and enabling us to keep the costs low! Stop in to the Classic Outdoors store at 2225 Speers Ave. in Saskatoon (1-306-667-7770) and see how great they are in person.
Conducted by a Paddle Canada-certified instructor, we will incorporate some paddling games to keep things moving quickly.
Some of the skills we will introduce during this 2 hour session:
- How to make the kayak go straight
- How to turn a kayak
- How to fit a kayak (especially how to fit kids in kayaks)
- How to fall out of a kayak
- How to spray your parents/brother/sister/kayak instructor with a kayak pump
You must bring a PFD or life jacket that fits your child well. Although I have adult-sized PFDs to loan, I do not have child-sized PFDs available.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.
To register for one of these sessions, visit the Family-Based Clinics page.