Posts Tagged ‘kayak class’

Kickstart Your Kayak with courses this summer

Photo of a kayaker on the lake

  The number of people with kayaks in the Iowa Great Lakes area has been exploding the past few years. “It’s good exercise; we have a lot of good water resources. Plus, it’s much more economical than a power boat,” said kayaker Mark Foss. “We have lots of areas that are more suitable for kayaking,…

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Kickstart Your Kayak (Advanced)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • August 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Those who have extended kayaking experience will learn advanced skills from a certified instructor. Please bring own kayak and personal flotation device.

For ages 15 and older with kayaking experience. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

*Maximum of five participants

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Kickstart Your Kayak (Beginners)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • June 12, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements.

For ages 16 and older. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

Read more about the event here.

*Maximum of five participants

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Kickstart Your Kayak (Beginners)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • June 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements.

For ages 16 and older. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

Read more about the class here.

*Maximum of five participants

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Kayaking Adventures camp (ages 10-14)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 27, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth ages 10-14 will learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements. The daily location of this camp will be sent out via e-mail to listed parents/guardians prior to each day’s session, as weather and wind conditions will be taken into consideration for the location.

There will be two sessions of this camp:

9-11 a.m. June 19-20

9-11 a.m. June 26-27

Registration fees are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $50 for non-members. Price includes a T-shirt.

*Maximum of six youth per camp.

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Kayaking Adventures camp (ages 10-14)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 19, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth ages 10-14 will learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements. The daily location of this camp will be sent out via e-mail to listed parents/guardians prior to each day’s session, as weather and wind conditions will be taken into consideration for the location.

There will be two sessions of this camp:

9-11 a.m. June 19-20

9-11 a.m. June 26-27

Registration fees are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $50 for non-members. Price includes a T-shirt.

*Maximum of six youth per camp.

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Kickstart Your Kayak – Intermediate

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • Morning session
    June 14, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Afternoon session
    June 14, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Already know how to kayak? Our certified instructor can help make you even better.

Kayakers for the intermediate course must have their own kayak, personal flotation device and kayaking experience.

Classes are $20 per person.

The class will be held on the water, but the location will not be announced until closer to the date as it will depend on weather and wind conditions. All registrants will be contacted with the location prior to the class.

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Kickstart Your Kayak – Beginners

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • Morning session
    June 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Afternoon session
    June 13, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor, from safety tips to paddling techniques.

Ages 10 and older may bring their own kayak or borrow one. If you plan to bring your own kayak, please also bring a personal flotation device.

Classes are $20 per person.

The class will be held on the water, but the location will not be announced until closer to the date as it will depend on weather and wind conditions. All registrants will be contacted with the location prior to the class.

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Kickstart Your Kayak — afternoon session

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • June 20, 2016
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just getting into kayaking or are you a veteran that needs a safety refresher? Join our certified instructor and learn about kayaking basics, techniques and safety.

$20 for registrants 10 and older. Kayaks are available to borrow or bring your own.

Two classes will be held June 20, and if interest is high we may add more classes later in the season. Maximum of eight people per class.

*Please make sure to completely finish the registration process and be taken back to the main page after exiting PayPal so the registration is finished. If you do not wait until the process concludes, your registration will not be finalized. Thank you!

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Kickstart Your Kayak — morning session

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • June 20, 2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Just getting into kayaking or are you a veteran that needs a safety refresher? Join our certified instructor and learn about kayaking basics, techniques and safety.

$20 for registrants 10 and older. Kayaks are available to borrow or bring your own.

Two classes will be held June 20, and if interest is high we may add more classes later in the season. Maximum of eight people per class.

*Please make sure to completely finish the registration process and be taken back to the main page after exiting PayPal so the registration is finished. If you do not wait until the process concludes, your registration will not be finalized. Thank you!

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