Join us for an introduction to the basics of how to kayak. Learn about kayaks, paddles, gear, water safety, paddling technique and how to properly launch. Once completed, you'll be confident exploring local waterways on a kayak. All paddling and PFD equipment will be provided. This is an all ages beginner's class. Minimum participant age is 10 years old. Children who are registered participants must be accompanied in class by an adult parent/caretaker. Please wear clothing and footwear that can get wet as this class take place on the water. Please bring sunblock.Participants will meet at the Northerly Island Visitor Center. Our Instructors will escort you to the lagoon at the Northerly Island Natural Area where the class will take place.
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Learn to Kayak for Beginners at Northerly Island
Northerly Island Park
Chicago Park District