Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring Kayak Class Sessions 2015

Spring Kayak Class sessions 2015, East Lansing High School pool.


The pool is a terrific place to be introduced to one of the fastest-growing recreational activities in America, or to refine the skills you already have and even learn the kayak roll.  These fast-paced, fun, and information-packed classes will help get you out on the water safely, whether you are interested in paddling Michigan lakes and rivers, or even whitewater!   All LAINST instructors are experienced ACA-trained and certified instructors who love to welcome new paddlers to the Lansing area paddling community.


All equipment is provided. Students should be comfortable in the water and bring a towel and swimsuit. A synthetic top for warmth and water shoes are recommended.  Each class starts with one hour “dry” classroom subjects, followed by one hour on-the-water instruction, and one hour free practice time.  Preregistration required; email or call 517-333-9716 to preregister or for more information.


Kayaking I: Paddle Safe, Paddle Right

This three-session course will introduce you to kayaking in a safe and warm environment and help you develop basic skills and safety awareness.  You will learn about boats and gear, what to do in case of a capsize, and how to maneuver your boat with basic strokes.

6:30 – 9:30 pm. $80.  Two sessions:  Tuesdays March 3, 10, 17, OR Tuesdays March 24, 31, April 7.


Kayaking II:  Tipping, Staying Upright, & Rolling

This two evening course is for students with some kayaking experience who want to work on recovery skills (balance, edging, and braces) and learn how to roll.

6:30 – 9:30 pm. $55.  Tuesdays April 14, 21.


River Kayaking

Students in this class learn the fundamentals of safely paddling moving water and whitewater rivers. Two Tuesday class sessions will be held in the classroom and the pool, focusing on safety skills, water reading, river paddling maneuvers, and trip planning. The third class will be an all-day trip to a Michigan river with light rapids suitable for practicing skills learned in the pool. Students taking this course should have taken Kayaking I &II or the equivalent.  Graduates of this class will have the foundation needed to continue practicing their skills by joining local club trips!

6:30 – 9:30 pm. $110.  Tuesdays April 28, May 5; river trip Saturday May 9.


May 9.