KAYAK ROLLING CLINIC for BEGINNERS to ADVANCED with Richard Costello, ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor:
TIME: 10 am - 4 pm
DATE: May 22nd & 23rd, 2021
COST: $50/day (sign up for 1 or both days). Single kayaks available for rent if needed. $50/day
The purpose of the Greenland kayak rolling skills clinic, is to introduce and educate modern day paddlers to the centuries old traditional skills that have been passed down from one Greenlandic generation to the next.
Through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice, course participants will have the opportunity to learn traditional rolling skills – beginner, intermediate, and advanced, become familiar with their various movements, and how to apply these most important paddling skills to fit their own individual future kayaking needs.
This course is 4 – 8 hours depending on if the event is simply just a discussion/demonstration, or if actual participant rolling lessons are included as part of an overall workshop.
KAYAK BASIC STROKES & RESCUES CLINIC with Kerry McKenzie & David White
TIME: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
DATE: June 2nd, July 7th & August 11th, 2021
COST: $50/day. Single kayaks available for rent if needed. $50/day
Calling all recreational kayakers 12 and up!
Do you want to learn about kayaks, kayak equipment, how to paddle, and self-rescue but are not sure where to start? Or have you been kayaking some but want to learn how to do it more efficiently?
In this 4-hour class we will work on several fundamental paddling strokes, such as forward stroke, reverse stroke, forward and reverse sweep, pivot turn and more. You will also learn about kayaking safety, equipment, launching and landing, how to wet exit, recover, re-enter and be rescued! It will be a physically demanding class where everyone will be swimming, pumping, and climbing back into half submerged kayaks.
Instructors are ACA L1/L2 certified and CRP/First Aid certified
L1/L2 KAYAK INSTRUCTOR TRAINING with Tom Nickels
TIME: 9 am - 4 pm
DATE: September 24th - 26th, 2021
COST: $125/person/day ($100/person/day when 2 sign up)
Please also call Jocassee Lake Tours so we can add you to the manifest. 864-280-5501. Single kayaks available for rent if needed. $50/day
This is an ACA Instructor Certification Course. This 3 day course is for individuals who would like to be professionally certified to teach the basics of flat water kayaking. We would expect a candidate to have had experience paddling and perhaps some rescue experience, and is now looking to "fine tune" their strokes/rescues and enhance their overall paddling knowledge. Candidates might be from a parks department / Local paddling business or paddling clubs that recognize the value of ACA certification from a marketing and liability (insurance) point of view. Broadly speaking this course is about confidence and competency.
Hours of each day - 9am to 4pm-ish
What to bring - Boat / Paddle / PFD
You would need to be responsible for "dressing for immersion" as part of rescue training. Any other safety gear would be provided by us and shared.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
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NEED TO CANCEL? REVIEW OUR CANCELLATION/REBOOKING POLICY BELOW.
If you are BOOKING online, your credit card will be charged at time the reservation is made. If you CALL TO BOOK, your credit card will not be charged until the day of the tour. Our policy includes:
Cancellations 72 hours + prior will be issued an immediate refund.
Cancellations 48 to 72 hours prior will be issued a gift certificate (valid for 1 year) for the full amount of the tour.
Cancellations 24 to 48 hours prior will be charged 1/2 the price of the tour, but issued a gift certificate (valid for 1 year) for the other half.
Reservations cancelled 24 hours or less will be charged in full.
If the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, a refund or gift certificate will be issued. Please let us know your preference.
Jocassee Lake Tours reserves the right to CANCEL if less than 6 people are booked, or in the case of inclement weather.
IF JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS HAS TO CANCEL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU BY TEXT & EMAIL BY 7:00 AM FOR MORNING TOURS AND 12:00 NOON FOR THE AFTERNOON TOURS. WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO RESCHEDULE, OR ISSUE A REFUND.