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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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Summer Classes - Registration Starts 4/20 for Tempe Residents and 4/27 for non-residents

Adult Classes

NEW! Boom Kayak
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
Coming Fall 2015  

NEW! 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
Coming Fall 2015 

Kayak Fitness
(18years+)
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.
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.

Essentials of Kayak Touring (18years+)
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. 

Half-Day Kayaking Trip (18years+)

Apply what you learned from Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip. 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.
Fee: $50 480-350-8069


Glow Paddle (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: $30. Youth Ages 10-17 Fee: $15. 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.
Bar Code 44660       10 yrs+          Fri       7/17    7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44661       10 yrs+          Fri       8/7     7:30-9:30 p.m. 

 

Moonlight Kayak
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 44684       Fri       6/5       7:30-9:30 p.m. 
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.

Youth Kayaking
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:
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Water Bottles
Towel
Snack
Dry Clothes to change into
Hat