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 4/20 for Tempe Residents and 4/27 for non-residents
Fall Classes - Registration Starts 8/10 for Tempe Residents and 8/17 for non-residents
Boom Kayak 46273 50 yrs+ W 10/7 9-11 a.m. TTLM
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
46274 50 yrs+ W 10/21 9-11 a.m. TTLM
46275 50 yrs+ W 11/4 9-10:30 a.m. TTLM
46273 50 yrs+ W 10/7 9-11 a.m. TTLM
Boom SUP (Stand-up Paddling)If you are looking for an opportunity to stay active, beat the weekend warriors and try something new, this is the class for you. Enjoy the fun and relaxed setting of Tempe Town Lake during the week on a stand-up paddleboard. Our experienced staff will tailor the class to your needs focusing on fitness, balance and basic stroke technique. Fee: $27. 480-350-8069
46276 50 yrs+ Th 9/23 9-10:30 a.m. TTLM
46277 50 yrs+ Th 10/15 9-10:30 a.m. TTLM
46278 50 yrs+ Th 10/29 9-10:30 a.m. TTLM
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
Bar Code 44680 Sat 6/6-6/27 8 -10 a.m. 46174 18 yrs+ Sa 8/29-9/26* 8:30-10:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $70
Bar Code 44681 Tues 6/2-6/23 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bar Code 44682 Sat 7/11-8/1 8-10 a.m.
Bar Code 44683 Tues 7/7-7/28 5:45-7:45 p.m.
46176 18 yrs+ T 9/1-9/22 5:30-7 p.m. TTLM Fee: $60
46175 18 yrs+ Sa 10/10-10/31 8-10 a.m. TTLM Fee: $70 LM
46278 50 yrs+ Th 10/29 9-10:30 a.m. TTLM
46174 18 yrs+ Sa 8/29-9/26* 8:30-10:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $70
Essentials of Kayak Touring (18years+) 46154 18 yrs+ Sa 8/29-9/26* 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $80 46156 18 yrs+ Th 9/3-9/24 5:30-7 p.m. TTLM Fee: $70 46155 18 yrs+ Sa 10/10-10/31 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $80
This class has been developed by ACA certified kayak instructors and is appropriate for all levels of experience. Taught in touring boats (sea kayaks), with a focus on advanced stroke techniques, maneuvers, kayak fitness and rescues, this class will challenge you to learn and refine your skills in a fun and low pressure environment. All equipment provided. Fee: $80 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44654 Sat 6/6-6/27 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44655 Thurs 6/4-6/25 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bar Code 44656 Sat 7/11-8/1 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44657 Thurs 7/9-7/30 5:45-7:45 p.m.
46154 18 yrs+ Sa 8/29-9/26* 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $80
46156 18 yrs+ Th 9/3-9/24 5:30-7 p.m. TTLM Fee: $70
46155 18 yrs+ Sa 10/10-10/31 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $80
Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Canyon Lake
Apply what you learned from Kayak Fitness or Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Canyon Lake. Space is limited and this class will fill up quickly. Your instructor will need to sign off on your skills and ability prior to the trip. All necessary boating equipment and a travel to and from the lake will be provided. 480-350-8069
46157 18 yrs+ Sa 11/14 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. TTLM Fee: $60
Glow Kayak (10years+)
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. Youth ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Register early. Fee: $35. Youth Ages 10-17 Fee: $20. Space is limited and you must register in advance. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44659 10 yrs+ Fri 6/19 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fee: $30/$15
Bar Code 44660 10 yrs+ Fri 7/17 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fee: $30/$15
Bar Code 44661 10 yrs+ Fri 8/7 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fee: $30/$15
46158 10 yrs+ F 9/11 7-9 p.m. TTLM Fee: $35/$20
46159 10 yrs+ F 10/9 6:30-8:30 p.m. TTLM Fee: $35/$20
Moonlight Kayak Bar Code 44684 Fri 6/5 7:30-9:30 p.m. 46177 18 yrs+ F 9/25 7-9 p.m. TTLM
Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes and prepare to howl at the moon! All necessary equipment will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30. Space is limited and you must register in advance. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44685 Fri 7/3 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44718 Fri 7/31 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44719 Fri 8/28 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44684 Fri 6/5 7:30-9:30 p.m. 46177 18 yrs+ F 9/25 7-9 p.m. TTLM
46177 18 yrs+ F 9/25 7-9 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.
Bar Code 44692 10-18 yrs Tues 6/2-6/9 7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44721 10-18 yrs Tues 6/16-6/23 7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44693 10-18 yrs Tues 7/7-7/14 7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44722 10-18 yrs Tues 7/21-7/28 7:30-9 a.m.
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