Kayaking for Kids and Families

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!


$0.00 Before Tax
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course. My girls had a blast and I thought the price was a bargain. My girls are young enough, so almost any activity is still "fresh" for them…they are up for about anything. The girls had a blast - they really enjoyed this.
Kathleen Tighe-Smith  -  Troop #10228, Brownies, Albuquerque, NM

Kelly is someone who knows the sport of kayaking and is able to teach in a safe, effective and fun way.  Not only did the girls have a total blast, but they learned the names for all parts of their kayak and equipment, how to safely enter and exit a kayak, how to help someone else who may be in trouble, what to do in inclement weather and how to best move through the water (to name a few).  We had our last Girl Scout meeting of the year last week, and when I asked the girls what their favorite experience was over the last 3 years, 75% chose kayaking.  I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cris Todd  -  Girl Scout Troop #1521


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