EMS KAYAK SCHOOL
Adventure Crafters School of Coastal Kayaking is pleased to announce our partnership with Eastern Mountain Sports Kayak School! View Calendar
NEW! Lesson packages now available! Sign up now for these three classes and save! You have all season to take these classes so you can learn at your own pace.
Total package cost $350.00 - Regularly $405.00 if purchased separately
Primary Strokes Paddle Clinic
Are you interested in dipping your toes into some water based
adventuring? If so, this is the class for you! In Primary Strokes our
American Canoe Association (ACA) and British Canoe Association (BCU)
certified instructors will introduce you to fundamental kayaking skills
like proper boat and PFD fit, carrying and lifting techniques, efficient
forward and reverse strokes, and several maneuvering strokes including
sweeps, draws, and rudders. This 3 hour class takes place in a protected
and calm water environment best suited for learning basic strokes. Read more...
Kayaking 101 : Strokes and Rescues
This full day class goes several steps beyond Primary Strokes clinic.
We will review and refine basic strokes and introduce wet exit and
reentry technique. Your ACA certified instructor will
demonstrate and teach several reentry methods including T-rescues, bow
rescues and paddle float rescue.
Our Strokes and Rescues course takes place on a protected
and calm water body to enhance your learning experience. At the
conclusion of this class you will be ready to join our "Motion and Movement" series courses. Read more...
Kayaking 102 : Flatwater Motion and Movement
This full day class is designed to explore and expand the
relationship between your body, boat and blade. With these tools you
will learn the fundamental processes of boat control, body position,
boat edging, and paddle strokes.
We will also look at advanced strokes and the ability to quickly
maneuver your boat. This will ultimately prepare you to be a more
efficient paddler and enhance your experience on the water. Read more...
Kayaking 103 : Ocean Motion and Movement
This class is designed for those paddlers who want to venture into
the ocean with increased stroke efficiency, better seamanship skills
and boat control. Ocean Motion and Movement is an extension of our
Strokes and Rescues course and takes place on open water. We begin the
day with some planning and quickly set out on our journey across the
This is a chance to put your essential strokes to work in an
ocean environment complete with some wind and wave action, and to
broaden your skill set with basic navigation techniques, marine weather
analysis and trip planning including float plans, risk assessment and
emergency preparedness. Read more...
In this program, you will learn how to predict and judge tidal
current strength, cross a moving tidal stream and efficiently, and use
tidal currents to your advantage. Our instructors will show you how to
surf on standing waves, deal with following seas, and cross eddy lines.
They will also show you how to smile and wave at the cameras, because
you will be so cool at the end of this class! This course is for the
experienced paddler looking to play safely in tidal currents and rips up
to 4 knots. Read more...