Whether you’re a brand-new paddler or are just looking to refine your skills, this paddling basics class gives you the confidence to hit the water on your own! Learn paddling techniques, self-rescue, safety and gear selection for both canoes and kayaks. Participants under 16 are placed in a canoe or tandem kayak with an accompanying registered adult. This is an American Canoe Association-certified instructional program. Earn a certificate and patch by taking our Canoe & Kayak Paddling Basic class and paddling our series of four MD waterways at least once within a three-year period. Even if you’ve kayaked several times in the past, join our instructors and pick up tips to paddle more efficiently and practice safe boating skills.
Visit www.howardcountymd.gov/adventure for more Adventure & Outdoor opportunities including archery and fishing classes! New paddling opportunities added often – visit www.howardcountymd.gov/paddling for current schedule. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or email@example.com.
Fees are per person. Canoes are two-person boats; kayaks are either single or double. Detailed info emailed to the participant – Check your registration to be sure you get it! No experience necessary. All equipment provided for use during the program; paddlers may bring their own boat and/or life jacket pending approval by instructor. Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating, registered parent or guardian - this is NOT a drop off program. This class meets the prerequisite for future paddling HCRP paddling trips. For more information visit howardcountymd.gov/paddling or contact Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We continue to follow County guidelines in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Modifications may include smaller classes, physical distancing, staff-to-participant ratios, face coverings, health questionnaires, sanitizing procedures, and more. See program letter and website for current details.
Centennial Park South Concession Dock at Centennial Park