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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Spring Classes - Registration Starts 2/17 for Tempe Residents and 2/23 for non-residents
Summer Classes - Registration Starts 4/20 for Tempe Residents and 4/27 for non-residents
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
Bar Code 43398 Wed April 15 9-11 a.m.
Bar Code 43399 Wed April 29 9-11 a.m.
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
Bar Code 43405 Tues April 7 9-10:30 a.m.
Bar Code 43406 Thurs April 9 9-10:30 a.m.
Bar Code 43408 Tues April 21 9-10:30 a.m.
Bar Code 43409 Thurs April 23 9-10:30 a.m.
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 43299 Sat April 11-May 2 9-11 a.m.
Bar Code 43330 Tues April 28-May 19 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bar Code 43323 Sat and Sun April 9-May 17 8-10 a.m.
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 43277 Sat April 11-May 2 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 43311 Sun April 12-May 3 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 43330 Thurs April 30-May 21 5:45-7:45 p.m.
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.
Apply what you learned from Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Saguaro Lake. 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
Bar Code 43281 Sat May 9 8:30-10 a.m. 550 East Tempe Town Lake
Sat May 16 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet at 550 East Tempe Town Lake
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. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 43282 Fri April 17 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 43283 Fri May 8 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 43284 Fri May 15 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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 Bar Code 44684 Fri 6/5 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 43300 Fri 4/3 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 43301 Fri 5/1 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.
Bar Code 44684 Fri 6/5 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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