WHERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PADDLING
FROM INTRODUCTORY COURSES TO WHITEWATER
THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS OFFER A VARIETY OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
USCA - The USCA offers a Basic Canoeing Instruction program to build paddling skills for the beginner and novice paddler taught by USCA certified Instructors.
Chicago Kayak Club -offers kayak instruction: introduction, intermediate, cold water paddling, advance rescues, woman's and kids programs
Chicago River Canoe and Kayak -beginner lessons on the Chicago River and North Shore Channel
Chicago Whitewater Association -provides winter pool instruction followed by instruction on rivers, members only
College of DuPage Field and Experiential Learning -beginning to intermediate kayak and canoe instruction
Evanston Environmental Association -offers introductory canoeing lessons for individuals and families with children on the North Shore Channel and Skokie Lagoons
Friends Of The Chicago River - offers trips with beginners instruction before each trip. Also holds a "Learn To Paddle" event for the Chicago Park District ever year.
Geneva Kayak -provides a full range of kayak instruction and tours
Great Lakes Kayak - offer safety classes and instruction by supporting and working with local community organizations
H2Go Kayaking -provides a full range of kayak instruction
Laacke & Joy's in Milwaukee: Extensive instructional program
http://www.laackean djoys.com/ paddle_classes. htm
Sherri Mertz' site: Offers instruction
Supreme WaterSports LLC, Madison & Milwaukee, Wisconsin -instruction, trips, camps, rentals, certifications course at all skill levels.
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