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Kayak Kollege

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person.

Age: Ages 12 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Lake Chaminwood Preserve

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A person helping someone with a kayak with a group of kayaks situated at the water's edge. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

This beginner’s workshop, led by American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction, introduction to paddle strokes and safety are covered on shore. Then participants will head to the water to try out their new skills.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, June 21: 815-722-9470. 


No previous experience is required. This program will take place on a flat-water lake. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a water bottle. All equipment is provided.

There is an accessible launch available at the preserve. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.