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Kayak Kollege

Event information

Date: Friday, June 16, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person.

Age: Ages 14 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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A woman paddling a kayak over the water. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

This beginner’s workshop, led by certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore, and then participants will head to the water to try out new skills.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, June 15: 815-722-9470.


No previous experience is required. This program will take place on a slow-moving river. All equipment is provided and sanitized before participant use, including life jackets.

The natural surface launch area is accessible via a paved trail from the parking lot. 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.