Whether your interested in learning how to kayak for the first time, brushing up on your skills or taking your skills to the next level, we have the class for you! The City of Tempe offers several kayaking opportunities for youth and adults as well as novices and experienced paddlers.
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Fall class registration begins Aug 14 for Tempe Residents and Aug 21 for Non-Residents
Introduction to Kayaking
Taught by ACA certified kayak instructors; this is a perfect class for all levels of paddling experience. This class will focus on basic strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-on-top” kayaks. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
55880 18 yrs+ Sa 9/9-9/30 8:30-10:30 a.m.
55881 18 yrs+ Sa 10/14-11/4 9-11 a.m.
Essentials of Kayak Touring
Taught by ACA certified kayak instructors; this class will refine your kayak touring skills and is perfect for all levels of experience. Instructors focus on basic, intermediate and advanced strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-in” touring kayaks. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Register early. Fee: $80. 480-350-8069
55862 18 yrs+ Sa 9/9-9/30 7-9 a.m.
55863 18 yrs+ Sa 10/14-11/4 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Lake Pleasant
Apply what you learned from Kayak Fitness or Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Lake Pleasant. Space is limited and this class will fill up quickly! All necessary boating equipment will be provided. No experience necessary so come one, come all for a great time out on the water. 480-350-8069
55917 18 yrs+ Sa 11/18 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $60
The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town Lake. Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Register early. Adult Fee: $35, Youth Fee: $20. 480-350-8069
55864 10 yrs+ F 9/8 7-9 p.m.
55868 10 yrs+ F 9/22 7-9 p.m.
55872 18 yrs+ F 10/13 7-9 p.m.
55876 10 yrs+ F 10/27 7-9 p.m.
Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and beat the weekend warriors? Join us during the week and our certified instructors will focus on physical fitness and basic stroke technique in a low-stress/low-impact fun environment. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069
55914 50 yrs+ W 10/11 9-11 a.m. TTLM Fee: $30
55915 50 yrs+ W 10/25 9-11 a.m. TTLM Fee: $30
55916 50 yrs+ W 11/8 9-11 a.m. TTLM Fee: $30
Youth Paddling Expo
What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day
What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed: Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes
What to Bring:
Dry Clothes to change into