Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve
Explore the Fox River by Kayak – Tour our local waterways during these paddling adventures! Our 2021 kayaking series begins with a lake-based basic paddling skills class, followed by shorter and less-strenuous river sessions for beginners. As the summer progresses, choose increasingly longer and more technical paddles for intermediate skill levels. Each session, participants will receive dry-land instruction on basic kayaking techniques from an experienced instructor. Then we’ll take to the water for a naturalist-led exploration of the fascinating local ecology. Participants meet and park at the take-out location and are shuttled to the put-in. Choose any number of sessions; you can take one, two, or all five!
Sunday, June 13; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3-4 miles - Beginner
Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve, Elgin
Boaters must be ≥16 years old and be able to hold breath under water while wearing a properly fitted life jacket, independently turn from a face down to a face-up position keeping head above water, effectively communicate with the instructor and other participants, and manage all mobility and personal care independently or with the assistance of a companion.
We require registration at least 1 week prior to the program and full payment at time of registration. Fees: Single kayak rental - $69 for Session 1 and $85 for Sessions 2-6 (includes use of kayak, PFD and paddle). Or provide your own kayak for Sessions 2-5 for $45/participant.
To register, call 630-444-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.