WTC Kayak

Wilmington Trail Club

Essential of Kayaking

Day 1

Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards and simple rescues. A paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water.

  • Dates and times are provided here.
  • Duration: Six hours
  • Pack your own lunch (club does not provide lunch)
  • What to bring:
      • If not renting: Kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD)
      • Bottle of water
      • Towel and change of clothes
Day 2


  • 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

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