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POSTPONED – ACTiV8 Wasatch Introduction to Kayaking Fall 2022
September 19, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm$25.00 – $90.00
This class has been postponed. If you are interested, please email me at am[email protected] and I will contact you with the new dates.
We're excited to offer a 2 week flatwater kayaking class at Deer Creek Reservoir with Wasatch Whitewater.
No transportation is provided. Parents must drop off and pick up students from Deer Creek Island Beach day use area.
This class is geared towards understanding the basics of kayaking. A good foundation of skills and knowledge of equipment will help to set your child up correctly for successful paddling. They will learn paddling strokes and boat control. They will also learn how to keep themself upright using bracing techniques and their options if they find yourself upside down. This class will also visit the introduction to the roll.
Participants need to be comfortable under the water because they will be practicing flipping upside down in a kayak while holding their breath. They will then need to get out of the boat and swim to the surface without panicking. This takes a few seconds. Because of this a swim test is required.
Participants must complete the swim test with a local lifeguard. Download the swim test requirements here. Also, fill out this waiver. Email the swim test and the waiver to Amanda Sorensen, [email protected], before the first session. Your child will not be able to participate until both are completed.
Wasatch Whitewater Provides: kayaks, paddles, kayak skirts, helmets, life jackets, and semi-dry jackets.
Required Gear: Water, snacks, sunscreen, swimsuit (something able to get wet), and dry clothes for after the lesson. Long underwear/synthetic shirt to wear under the semi drytop. Appropriate footwear (MUST stay on while swimming, wetsuit booties, river shoes, sport sandals or old tennis shoes will work). Sunglasses with a retention strap.
NEW! Partial Scholarship Availability. We want to provide the opportunity for as many kids as possible to participate in our programs. If you earn less than $50,000 annually, please select a Scholarship ticket to complete your registration. If you earn more than $50,000 annually but less than $100,000 annually and the registration fee is a burden for your family, you may qualify for a partial scholarship. Please complete the Partial Scholarship Application linked here to help us understand your financial challenges. The information you choose to share with us is confidential and will be used only for purposes of determining your eligibility for a partial scholarship. You may be asked to provide documentation (i.e., paystubs, tax forms, or W-2s) to confirm your income and/or other financial information.
Optional add-on Sailing Sep 12th and 26th
Additional $90 for 2 days including transportation