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April 29 - August 04, 2023

Canoe & Kayaking Paddling Basics Spring

Centennial Park South Area • 10000 Rt 108 Ellicott CityMD  21042 Organized by Howard County Government
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Whether you’re a brand-new paddler or are just looking to refine your skills, this paddling basics class gives you the confidence to hit the water on your own! Learn paddling techniques, safety and gear selection for both canoes and kayaks. This is an American Canoe Association-certified instructional program. Earn a certificate and patch by taking our Paddling Basics class and paddling our series of four MD waterways at least once within a three-year period. Even if you’ve kayaked several times in the past, join our instructors and pick up tips to paddle more efficiently and practice safe boating skills. Participants under 16 are placed in a canoe or tandem kayak with an accompanying registered adult. If you register a child for this program, you MUST ALSO REGISTER AN ADULT at the same time. Family of three or more? These class dates don’t work for you? A Friends & Family Adventure is another great way to learn to fish on your schedule! Contact Matt Medicus for details or visit www.tinyurl.com/adventurepackages. Visit www.tinyurl.com/HCRPAdventure for more Adventure & Outdoor opportunities including Nite Bite Fishing! Scroll down for more important program notes.

Minimal swimming ability required – we do not intentionally capsize the boats but canoes & kayaks can and do flip over. Life jackets are provided and required during the class. Fees are per person. Canoes are two-person boats; kayaks are either single or double. Detailed info emailed to the participant – Check your registration to be sure you get it! No experience necessary. All equipment provided for use during the program; paddlers may bring their own boat and/or life jacket pending approval by instructor. For more information contact Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or mmedicus@howardcountymd.gov. Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating, registered parent or guardian - this is NOT a drop off program. This class meets the prerequisite for future paddling HCRP paddling trips. There is a Kayak Paddling class available for youth only – see RP9125.311 for children 10-15yrs. Consult only this program status line within one hour of the program start time: 410-313-4451, press option 1 THEN option 4. Friends & Family Adventures and custom programs available in this activity for families, Scout groups, and more! Contact Matt Medicus for details or visit www.tinyurl.com/adventurepackages.


Canoe & Kayaking Paddling Basics Spring #RP9125.300



April 29 - August 04, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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Ages 10-255 · Co-Ed


Centennial Park South Area

10000 Rt 108 Ellicott CityMD  21042

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