The Collinsville Canoe & Kayak lesson program
is built on the belief that a proper foundation of skills and techniques
will lead to a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Our highly qualified,
enthusiastic instructors will be able to teach you the skills you
need to build your confidence in order to pursue your chosen paddle
sport. We strive to keep our student to instructor ratio low to
ensure each student receives one-on-one attention in a controlled
and safety conscious environment.
Adult lessons are for ages 13 and up.
Registration is required. Payment is due in full at time of registration.
Registration may be made online by clicking the "Register Now"
button below each class or by calling the shop.
Students canceling with 48 hours or more notice will receive a full
refund. Sorry, cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice
will receive no refund. Students who fail to appear will also forfeit
the entire lesson fee. In the event that CCK cancels a class due
to lack of enrollment, severe weather or emergency, students may
reschedule or receive a full refund.
Private lessons are available upon request and instructor availability.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Call for reservations & information: (860) 693-6977
$49 (+ tax) per student
SINGLE OR TANDEM
The course objective is to enable you to paddle with control
on protected waters. You will learn about boat design, materials
and equipment. Students will practice getting into the boat
from shore and dock, paddling forward and backward, turning
and sideways maneuvers, as well as safety and what to do if
the boat capsizes. Emphasis will be on being able to steer
and coordinate with the partner.
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What to wear: Please wear quick drying clothes
whenever possible, (we prefer students not to be wearing cotton),
foot protection, preferably neoprene booties or beach shoes. Remember
to bring a change of clothing and a towel. If you wear eyeglasses,
retainers will prevent their loss.
Please be considerate to other students and arrive at least 15 minutes
before your lesson is scheduled to start. Students arriving less
than 15 minutes before class may be denied entrance into a lesson.
Classes begin promptly at the scheduled start time.
We strive to provide quality gear and safety conscious
instructors. Water sports, however, as well as many other sports
have inherent risks. Due to these risks we ask that you read, accept
and sign a waiver, which we will provide prior to the lesson, or
you may view and print our waiver.
Lessons are subject to change without prior notice.
Additional or custom lessons will be added upon request when possible.
We hold our lessons “Rain
or Shine”, except in the event of extreme weather.
Wetsuits and paddling jackets are available at no charge.
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is happy to customize any lesson
for work, school or specialized groups. Call us for info. (860)
Family & Special Group Lessons
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange lessons for families
or special groups such as Parks & Rec Departments, Girl &
Boy Scouts and corporate groups. Please call (860) 693-6977 for
more info and to make reservations.
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