Announcing Kayak Classes 2022!

The Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club will be offering classes this year during the spring and early summer. CDC Covid-19 protocols will be in effect for all classes. The safety of our instructors and students is paramount. These classes will be conducted via Zoom Meetings, and in-person classes on local lakes, rivers, and bays.

We will be offering classes in Introduction to Moving Water Kayaking, Open Water kayaking, and Recreational Kayaking.

All classes are led by American Canoe Association certified instructors with years of experience in kayaking and teaching.

Below are class descriptions, costs, and contact information.

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking

This class is cancelled due to lack of interest. We will try again next year.

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Class Description:

This class will consist of three sessions. Each will include outdoor in person classroom instruction and on water practice.

This class provides participants with skills needed to safely paddle a recreational kayak on lakes, and easy rivers by learning how to: choose a boat and equipment, select the proper clothing, plan a safe trip and learn effective paddle and rescue techniques.

Using classroom demonstrations and on water practice sessions, participants will learn the best and safest way to enjoy the recreational paddling experience.

LVKCC Open Water Kayaking Class

May-June, 2022

Are you the paddler who has moved up to a touring kayak and gear, paddled all the area lakes and is now itching to get out on some bigger water? If so, this course is for you. In Open Water Kayaking, you will learn how to safely navigate and paddle coastal waters.

In a series of three evening Zoom classes and two full days on the water, you will learn about equipment, trip planning, paddling technique, safety, navigation and how to perform self and assisted rescues.

The Zoom sessions will be held Wednesday evenings, May 18th, 25th and June 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The first on-water session will be held Saturday, June 4 at Lake Nockamixon, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Later in the summer, we will schedule a full-day practicum on Raritan Bay, launching in South Amboy.

The instructors are Cie Stroud, Dave Dawson and Sheldon Linn. Cie and Dave hold American Canoe Association certificates. Cie is a Level 3 instructor and Dave is Level 1. Sheldon has extensive kayaking experience and is very familiar with area waters. The classes will be conducted in accordance with ACA guidelines.

Fee for the course is $80. Students will be provided with a list of required and recommended gear and materials for the classes. A 14’ or longer touring boat with two bulkheads, a sprayskirt, a non-inflatable life vest, a paddle float and pump are essential.

To apply for the course, please send an email to Dave Dawson: dl-dawson@rcn.com You will be sent an application to fill out. The course is limited to 10 students. Acceptance is on a first-come basis for all who qualify. Students will be billed via PayPal invoice after being accepted. The invoice can be paid with a PayPal account or any credit or bank card.