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Wet Exit Kayak Rescues

Event information

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person.

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

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Whalon Lake

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Event details

This workshop, led by American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants on how to preform wet exit rescues on kayaks. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Participants will not only see demonstrated rescues by instructors but will get the chance to practice themselves.

All equipment is provided, and 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.

We also offer private, one-on-one instruction. If interested, call 815-722-4121.


Event requirements

Registration required by Saturday, Sept. 10: 815-722-4121.


Previous paddling experience is required.

The natural surface launch area is easily accessible by a paved path 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.