After School Sea Kayaking Program | Ages 9-12 Book Now

Spring 2021 Schedule for After School Sea Kayaking
Tuesdays 4-5:30 p.m.

Session I: March 2, 9, 16, 23
Session II: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session III: May 4, 11, 18, 25

*Enrollment is month to month.  You can sign up for all three months or join in at any time!  No experience needed.   

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Learn the basics of sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding! This 4-week program teaches kids ages 9-12 how to safety and effectively paddle in tidal saltwater creeks. They will be steeped in pluff mud and know the magic of the salt marsh after learning:

• Proper sea kayak entrance and exit;
• Paddle strokes;
• Towing;
• How to create a float plan (reading tide tables/charts, checking weather, etc.);
• Caring for equipment;
• And more!

During paddle instruction,  program leaders will teach students about the surrounding ecosystem, from bird identification and shark tooth hunting to estuary dynamics and local history.

By the end this fun course, your child will know the essentials of paddling- and the salt marsh- so that they can begin to safely explore on their own!

Only 10 spots available in the After School Sea Kayaking Program.

“The folks at Coastal Expeditions will have you so mesmerized in fact, that you won’t realize all the teaching taking place.” –Charleston Magazine

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LEAD GUIDE: KATIE MORRISON
Katie is the Education Coordinator at Coastal Expeditions and directs our summer camps and school field trip programs throughout the year. A South Carolina native, Katie was raised on Folly Island where she found her passion for marine life and salt marsh estuaries.  She holds a degree from Sewanee in Environmental Studies and has certifications in sea kayaking,life guarding, first aid & CPR.

 

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PRICE
$225

ALL EQUIPMENT & GEAR PROVIDED
Coastal Expeditions will provide everything needed to complete this program, including kayaks, paddleboards, paddles and PFDs.

AGES
9-12

SAFETY
Each week, 2 Coastal Expeditions guides will lead the students in paddling skills. Guides are certified in paddling instruction (ACA), first aid, CPR and life guarding.  Students wear regulation PFDs whenever they are on the dock or paddling.

CLASS FOCUS
Students will learn the basics of paddling from set-up to clean-up (fitting their PFD’s, adjusting kayak pedals, washing and properly putting away gear).  On the water, they’ll learn paddling strokes (forward & reverse, scuttle, draw), how to get into a kayak at the dock and how to re-enter if they fall out while paddling.  Students will learn about tides and maps to learn about basic float plans.

THANKSGIVING
The last week of Session III will run on Tuesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 19th.

ENROLLMENT
Enrollment is month to month. To book for each session select the first date in the session at checkout.

After School Sea Kayaking Program | Ages 9-12

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