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Kayak Kollege

Event information

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person.

Age: Ages 12 or older. (Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Whalon Lake

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Three people on kayaks in a lake. Photo by Anthony Schalk

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 required by Thursday, June 20: 815-722-4121. 


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. No previous experience is required. 

The launch area is accessible via paved pathways. 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.