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 expand your pool training time on Thursdays 8-10pm. Get outside and enhance your skills while exploring local lakes and rivers on the weekends.

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL POOL TRAINING SESSIONS & TRIPS

APOSTLE ISLANDS SEA KAYAKING INTRODUCTORY TRIP 105016
The Apostle Island National Lakeshore is a beautiful string of islands on Lake Superior's South Shore. Our experienced leaders will introduce you to equipment, safety and paddling techniques. We will camp on islands with sand beaches, stargaze, swim and hike with new friends. DEPART: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2PM RETURN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 6PM Register By: Noon, August 29th at RSOP Offfice We Provide: Group gear, food, transportation, instruction You Provide: Personal camping gear Meet: At the "Trailhead" Sports and Health Center Lobby Cost: $78 UMD Students Only

THURSDAY POOL SESSIONS WITH THE KAYAK & CANOE CLUB FROM 8-10PM
Casual instruction and practice time with paddling gear to prepare you for beginner and some intermediate level trips. SEPT 6,13,20,27 OCT 4,11,18 NOV 1,15,29 DEC 13 JAN 24 FEB 7,21 MARCH 7,21 APRIL 4,18 MAY 2 You provide: Swimsuit, Towel Meet: SpHC Pool Cost: Your first 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.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED LEVEL POOL TRAINING SESSIONS & TRIPS

UMD Kayak & Canoe Club Members and Pass Holders who complete the skills check listed for the trip can attend day trips for FREE or the fee listed. Registration occurs at the UMD Pool on Thursdays.

THURSDAY POOL SESSIONS FOR KAYAK & CANOE PASS HOLDERS FROM 8-10PM
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. NOV 8 DEC 6 JAN 17, 31 FEB 14, 28 MARCH 28 APRIL 11, 25 You provide: Swimsuit, Towel Meet: SpHC Pool Cost: Kayak & Canoe Passes are $30 UMD Students/ $70 Others

ST. LOUIS RIVER DAY TRIP (Club Trip)
We will drive to the UMD Outpost for an amazing day of river exploration on class I-II rapids with friendly trained instructors. You must pass the beginner level skills check in the UMD Pool with Kayak & Canoe Club Officers before the trip. Lunch will be provided. SUNDAY OCTOBER 7, 10 AM – 7 PM Register by: October 4th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

SPRING THAW LAKE SUPERIOR (Club Trip)
Join us for a great afternoon of paddling through ice flows on the big lake. You must pass the beginner level skills check in the UMD Pool with Kayak & Canoe Club Officers before the trip. SATURDAY, APR 13, 1–5 PM Register by: April 5th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

MIDWAY RIVER (Club Trip)
We will put in on the Midway River in Esko (Class I- II+) for a five-mile run down to the UMD Outpost. 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 14, 10 AM – 6 PM Register by: April 5th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

KNIFE RIVER (Club Trip)
Develop your white water skills while paddling North Shore style class 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. SATURDAY, APR 20, 10AM – 6 PM Register by: April 12th pool session. Meet: At the UMD Pool/Tennis Court

RIVER RENDEZVOUS WEEKEND DAY TRIPS (Combo Club & Pass Holder Trips)
These are the feature white water day trips of the year. You will be able to develop your white water skills while paddling I-III rapids on the St. Louis, Knife, Baptism or Montreal Rivers. 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 & SUNDAY, APRIL 27-28 Cost: Free for UMD Students in the Kayak & Canoe Club and $30 per day for UMD Kayak & Canoe Pass Holders, sign up at the April 11th & 18th pool sessions.