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Learn to Kayak in Pittsburgh
Everyone learns in different environments and we start out with varying levels of comfortability with kayaking. That’s okay! We’ve crafted classes to fit any level beginner kayaker. Find the one that best suites you.
Intro to Kayaking
Not ready to get on the water yet? Start on land with a workshop to get you familiar with kayaking from the shore-line. Test out the equipment to see what how it feels. After this class, you’ll be ready to get on the water soon enough.
Free for Ages 50+
June 13 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Sign Up
You’re past the introduction and you’re ready to test things out. In this class you’ll learn more about equipment and best techniques to get you moving. After some instruction, you’ll head to the water to put your skills to the test and learn even more.
June 29 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Sign Up
July 01 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
July 10 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
August 10 | 1 pm – 3:30pm | Sign Up
August 19 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
August 28 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
September 30 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
Morning Beginner Paddle
Rise and shine! This class is identical to the Beginner Paddle, but we’ll get started earlier in the day. It is also a part of the Venture Outdoors Again programming which means you’ll learn to kayak among peers who are ages 50+.
Free Ages 50+
Women’s Only Beginner Paddle
Women take the lead! Learn to kayak in an environment that is women-centered and women-led. You’ll walk away with the same lessons from the Beginner Paddle, but in a space that fits you. All women, trans, and nonbinary identified individuals are welcome!
Beginners Paddle II
Let’s take it to the next level! You’re not quite intermediate, but you took the Beginners Paddle class and you want a few more instructions to get the most out of your casual kayak adventures. You’ll learn additional strokes and become a skilled paddler.
Beginner Stand Up Paddle-boarding
Maybe you want to try something new. Learn how to become proficient at one of the fastest growing water sports in the world! It starts with some instructions on the land and then you’ll be on the water stand up paddle-boarding in no time.
June 11 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
June 15 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Sign Up
July 2 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
July 14 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
August 6 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
August 29 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sign Up
September 8 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Sign Up
Women’s Only Beginner Stand Up Paddle-boarding
Once again, women take the lead! Learn to stand up-paddle board in an environment that is women-centered and women-led. All women, trans, and nonbinary identified individuals are welcome!
Introduction to Sailing
Try sailboating this summer! Certified Instructors will teach you the basics of sailing before taking you out for a sailboat ride, where you can use your newly learned skills.
August 18th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Sign Up
Introduction to Dragon Boating
Have you heard of dragon boating? Paddle in a long boat with friends to the beat of a drum. This unique opportunity will teach you a sport with ancient traditions.
July 13 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Sign Up