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Philadelphia Canoe Club


  • 13 Jul 2024
  • 8:30 AM
  • 14 Jul 2024
  • 4:30 PM
  • 1


No experience necessary. This course is designed for students with little or no formal kayak training.

Please note: be prepared to get wet, you will be in the water for some of the safety exercises. 

Day 1:

Location: On-the-water class at the Canoe Club.

Your lesson will include basic strokes, safety and rescue on flat and gently moving water. You will learn how to safely and easily get back into your kayak should you tip over and how to help your companions.

Day 2:

Location: NJ Pine Barrens

You will practice your skills from day one in the morning on the lake. The afternoon session on the river includes water reading and river features. You will practice controlling your kayak in faster currents and around river bends and turns.

Adults Two-Day Class$180 (Non-ACA Members $190)

Minors Two-Day Class:  (12-18): $ 98 (Non-ACA Members $108)

Boat and Equipment Rental Available: $20

NOTE: All participants must sign a waiver. Please use link below. 

Online waiver for non-ACA Members

Online Waiver for Current ACA Members

Cancellation policy:

  1. Students may cancel 5 days before class for 80% refund.
  2. No refunds for no-shows.

If you have questions please contact the training director at

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