Posts Tagged ‘kayak program’

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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