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Kayak Kollege

Event information

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024

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

Fee: $35 per person.

Age: Ages 12 and older. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9303

Location: Monee Reservoir

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An aerial view of three kayaks on a lake. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

This workshop, led by American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes are demonstrated, and the variety of kayak types are discussed. Wet exits are demonstrated by instructors on the water, and there will be time allotted to try out some paddling strokes.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Tuesday, July 16: 815-722-9303.


No previous experience is required. All equipment is provided. Personal kayaks are welcome.

Wear clothing that can get wet, including water shoes or old gym shoes. Consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle.

The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk 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.