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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Summer Classes - Registration Starts 4/21 for Tempe Residents and 4/28 for non-residents
This is a perfect class for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Geared toward on-the-water fitness and games with a focus on basic strokes and maneuvers, it's the perfect mix of on-the-water fun and fitness! Kayak, personal floatation device and paddle are provided. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
40992 18 yrs+ Sa 9/6-9/27 8-10 a.m. TTLM
41054 18 yrs+ T 9/2-9/23 5:45-7:45 p.m. TTLM
40993 18 yrs+ Sa 10/11-11/1 8:15-10:15 a.m. TTLM
Essentials of Kayak Touring
This class has been developed by ACA certified kayak instructors and is appropriate for participants of all levels of experience. Taught in touring boats (sea kayaks), with a focus on advanced stroke techniques, fitness and rescues, this class will challenge you to learn and refine your skills in a fun and low pressure environment. Kayak, personal floatation device and paddle are provided. Fee $80 480-350-8069
41103 18 yrs+ Sa 9/6-9/27 6-8 a.m. TTLM
41110 18 yrs+ Th 9/4-9/25 5:45-7:45 p.m. TTLM
41105 18 yrs+ Sa 10/11-11/1 6:15-8:15 a.m. TTLM
Kayak Day Trip to Roosevelt Lake
Apply what you learned from Essentials of Kayak Touring in this day trip to Roosevelt Lake. We will meet Sat., Nov. 1 to discuss logistics and learn how to properly pack gear in the kayak. Note: You may register for this class prior to finishing the Essentials of Kayak Touring class, but coach approval will be required. All necessary boating equipment is provided. 480-350-8069
41113 18 yrs+ Sa 11/1 & 11/8 9 a.m. TTLM Fee: $75
Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes, and prepare to howl at the moon. Kayaks, equipment and personal floatation devices will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30 per person. 480-350-8069
40997 18 yrs+ F 9/5 7-9 p.m. TTLM
42300 18 yrs+ S 9/6 7-9 p.m. TTLM
Come on down to Tempe Town Lake for a scary adventure. All will enjoy an evening out on the water paddling as well as spine chilling stories told by a professional story teller. No experience necessary (youth ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult), Costumes are welcomed and encouraged Fee: $30. Youth Ages 10-17 half price ($15) call 480-350-8069 for details.
41000 10 yrs+ Th 10/30 6-8 p.m. TTLM
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 to wear while we paddle. Feel free to wear other glow in the dark clothing items or accessories that you don’t mind getting wet. Age 10 and up welcome (age 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult).
41082 18 yrs+ F 9/26 7-9 p.m. TTLM
41090 18 yrs+ F 10/10 6:30-8:30 p.m. TTLM
Whether you are looking for a class that will prepare your son/daughter for a family kayaking trip or an opportunity for them to learn a new sport, this class is for you. Our ACA certified instructors will focus on stroke technique, fitness specific to kayaking and on-the-water training in kayaks. Youth must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to participate. No experience necessary. 480/350-8069.
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
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