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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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Adult Classes

Introduction to Kayaking

Designed 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.  This class meets 4 times.Fee: $70. 480-350-8069

64201 18 yrs+           Sa       9/7-9/28          9-11 a.m.       TTLM
64202 18 yrs+           Sa       10/6-10/27     9-11 a.m.       TTLM

What is the difference between Introduction to Kayaking and Kayak Touring?

Essentials of Kayak Touring

Designed 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

64182 18 yrs+           Sa       9/7-9/28          7-9 a.m.          TTLM
64183 18 yrs+           Sa       10/5-10/26     7:30-9:30 a.m.           TTLM


What is the difference between Introduction to Kayaking and Kayak Touring?

Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Canyon Lake

Apply what you learned from Intro to Kayaking or Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Canyon Lake. 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

64200 18 yrs+           Sa       11/16  6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.    TTLM  Fee:    $60

Glow Kayak

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. ALL YOUTH MUST HAVE AN ADULT REGISTERED WITH THEM (1 adult to 3 youth) 480-350-8069

64184 10 yrs+           F          9/13    7-9 p.m.          TTLM
64188 10 yrs+           F          9/27    7-9 p.m.          TTLM
64192 10 yrs+           F          10/11  7-9 p.m.          TTLM
64196 10 yrs+           F          10/25  7-9 p.m.          TTLM

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
Sunscreen 
Sunglasses 
Water Bottles 
Towel 
Snack 
Dry Clothes to change into 
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