Kayaking for Kids and Families

Location:
REI - Albuquerque
1550 Mercantile Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87107
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Start Time: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

I'm often asked "How do I teach my kids to kayak?  What age should they start kayaking?  How do I teach them to have fun and to not be afraid?  How do I keep them interested?  Where do I find other parents and families to paddle with??"  Kayaking 4 Kids will answer all of these questions, and many more.  Kayaking is something the whole family can do together.  When introduced correctly, your kids will look forward to paddling with enthusiasm and excitement!

We'll watch and discuss the recently released instructional video "Paddle Monsters."  This video includes two sections;

  • A section for parents on how to introduce your kids to the sport of kayaking, and
  • An instructional section for kids, taught by kids!

After reviewing the video, we'll have time for questions and answers and general discussions.

This class is for Parents, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Leaders, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents....and of course, Kids!

 

Price: 
$0.00 Before Tax
This clinic introduced me to the essential strokes, and the situations in which to apply them, including understanding which stroke would be efficient for the objective.  I learned so many things that I never knew about Kayaking.  I also enjoyed the introduction to assisted rescue.  Kelly, the instructor, gave some excellent tips on how to tkae what we learned, into a pool session or other practice, and challenge yourself with each basic skill.
Lance Johnson  -  Bradley Alpinist, LLC

I chose NMKI because of Kelly's professionalism and strong attention to detail.  I find this very important as it relates to safety.  I would never trust anyone other than Kelly to provide instruction to myself or for my 12 year old son, Navada.  We felt very safe and well guided under the direction of Kelly.  I would tell others if they ever hesitated to try kayaking, River Boarding or any kind of paddling to first take a course with Kelly and rest assured they will be in good hands.

Nina Perea

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