We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
West Linn Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with eNRG Kayaking again this year for its paddling day camp program. ACA Certified instructors will oversee the camps, and instruct youth on river safety, and proper paddling techniques in canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards while incorporating fun games to ensure an exciting day for campers.Three-Day Camps:Ages: Campers age 8 through 18 will be accepted, and kids will be divided up based on age, experience and ability level.Day one: Introduction to boats / gear and the river. Learn basic boating skills with a fun, recreational paddle around the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette River. This flat water section of river is a great place to be introduced to paddling and we will spend a lot of time with games, and basics. Kids might get the opportunity to paddle across the river which is almost 1/4 mile wide.Day Two: A short river history and hydrology lesson will be followed by a paddle upriver towards the Narrows. This flat water section of river is also a great place to be introduced to paddling, and campers will get a chance to take a small hike on the islands only accessible by boat while eating lunch on the unique rocks formations.Day Three: This day will pull together all the lessons gained from the past two days and paddle towards Willamette Falls. Campers will learn about river ecology and participate in a small river stewardship cleanup along the way viewing the ski jumping area of the Willamette River. They will also get a chance to view the upstream side of the Willamette Falls Locks from a distance while exploring a new section of river.Camp includes certified instructors, and all equipment. Campers must bring water, sunscreen, and sack lunch. Campers will meet our instructors at Willamette Park at the confluence of the Willamette and Tualatin River, and is run out of our white 18 foot enclosed Canoe/Kayak trailer.All classes meet at Willamette Park, at parking lot at the bottom of 12th Street
Notice: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, which is defined as a contagious disease, can exists in any public place where people are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Class and camp instructors will have safety kits that include; hard surface sanitation wipes, hand sanitizer, additional masks and gloves. We recommend that participants bring their own protective wear such as masks and wear them during scheduled activities. By enrolling in camps or classes you understand and voluntarily assume risk related to exposure to the virus.
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