Kayak & Canoe (School Year 2017-18)


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KAYAK IN THE POOL, EXPLORE LAKE SUPERIOR AND RUN RIVERS with UMD RSOP. Here's your chance to develop touring and whitewater paddling skills in a warm, comfortable setting with knowledgeable instructors. Work with other paddlers to refine skills, complete the prerequisite skills check and then head out to local paddling spots.

Program summary

Start with an introductory level experience during the first two weeks of the Semester. Get your Kayak & Canoe Pass and/or Club Membership to develop your skills in the pool. When you get both you double your pool training time on Thursdays 8-10pm. Get outside and expand your skills while exploring local lakes and rivers on the weekends.

Introductory Level Pool Training Sessions and Trips

THURSDAY POOL SESSIONS WITH THE KAYAK & CANOE CLUB FROM 8-10PM
JAN 11,25 FEB 8,22 MARCH 22 APRIL 5,19
We provide: Casual instruction and practice time with paddling gear to prepare you for beginner and some intermediate level trips.
You provide: Swimsuit, Towel
Meet: SpHC Pool
Cost: Your rst session is FREE!
Annual dues are $30 UMD Students/ $70 Others with free nose plugs for all annual members. Single semester dues are $20 UMD Students/ $45 Others. Three session spring creeker tune-up rate is $15.

SPRING THAW LAKE SUPERIOR
Join us for a great afternoon of paddling through ice flows as the big lake begins to break up for summer. You must pass the beginner level skills check in the UMD Pool with Kayak & Canoe Club Officers
or the Pass Holder Session Instructors before the trip.
SATURDAY, APR 7, 1–5 PM
Register by: April 5th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

Intermediate to Advanced Level Pool Training Sessions & Trips

THURSDAY POOL SESSIONS FOR KAYAK & CANOE PASS HOLDERS FROM 8-10PM
JAN 18, FEB 1,15 MARCH 1,15,29 APRIL 12,26
We provide: Fast paced progressive instruction with various types of equipment to prepare you for intermediate level trips and the possibility of future employment as a paddling instructor.
You provide: Swimsuit, Towel
Meet: SpHC Pool
Cost: Kayak & Canoe Passes are $30 UMD Students/ $70 Others

MIDWAY RIVER
We will put in at the Midway River
(Class I- II+) for an amazing day of introductory river skills with friendly trained instructors. You must pass the intermediate level skills check in the UMD Pool with Kayak & Canoe Club Officers or the Pass Holder Session Instructors before the trip. Lunch will be provided.
SATURDAY, APR 14, 10 AM – 6 PM
Register by: April 12th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

KNIFE RIVER
This will be the feature white water day trip of the year. You will be able to develop your white water skills while paddling I-III rapids on the Knife River. You must pass the intermediate level skills check in the UMD Pool with Kayak & Canoe Club Officers or the Pass Holder Session Instructors before the trip. Lunch will be provided.
SUNDAY, APR 15, 10AM – 6 PM
Register by: April 12th pool session.
Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

KAYAK & SUP SPRING WEEKEND RENDEZVOUS 205009
Kayakers join forces with students from the Surf/SUP Pass holders to develop new paddling skills and friendships. Over the weekend we will paddle on Lake Superior and on the river. Our goal is to share our paddling knowledge with each other and explore the best local paddling areas. Intermediate skills are required.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 21-22
Register by: April 19th pool session.
Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court