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Kayak Kollege (Beginner)

Dates: Now - Aug. 18, 2018
Times: 10-12:30 p.m.
Category: Sports/Recreation
Location: Lake Chaminwood Preserve, 24251 W. Shepley Rd., Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: (815) 722.9470
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This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes are demonstrated and the variety of kayak types is discussed. Wet exits are demonstrated by instructors on the water. The last half-hour of the program is open to allow participants to try other kayaks in the fleet. All equipment including life jackets is provided. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet, and consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. No previous experience is required. The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Private one-on-one kayak instruction is available at Monee Reservoir. If interested, call 708.534.8499 for more information. Ages 12 or older; $50/person. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration required two days before the program date. Call 815.722.9470

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