Brandywine River
Essentials of Kayaking


  • The prerequisite is Quick Start your Kayak or equivalent experience meeting with the instructor’s approval. This course is designed to give students tools to travel down a moving river. A local river is selected for the course.
  • Dates and times are provided here.
  • Take-Out: A short distance south of Smith Bridge.  Shuttle is required to relocate most cars to a parking lot near the end of the paddle.
  • What to bring:
    • Kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD)
    • Bottle of water
    • Pack your own lunch (club does not provide lunch)
    • Towel and change of clothes