Pre-registration REQUIRED for all classes & ends 24 hours prior.

"I want my kid(s) to learn..."

Ages 11-14 with participating adult.

Ages 15-17 with adult on site.

Kayak rental pricing is listed & may be supplied by an outside livery.



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Kayaking Lake Erie

A combination of bothnBasic Strokes and Rescues classes with a focus on the abrupt changes in Lake Erie weather, dressing for the elements and getting cozy off-shore.

Minimum 2/Max 10 students. 3.5 - 4 hours.


or By Appointment.

Location: Lakeside Landing Beach, Lorain, OH

$85 with our gear. $75 with yours.


Basic Strokes & Maneuvers

All about preparation & getting out safely. A quick overview of the parts of a kayak, proper fit & safety concerns, then focus on powering the boat forward & backward with accurate turning & stopping. We'll also throw in some edging and bracing if time allows. And at the end of class, we'll learn how to fall out without panicking, because no, you won't get stuck.

Min. 2/ Max 10 students.


or By Appointment.

Location: Lakeside Landing Beach, Lorain, OH

$50 with our gear. $40 with yours.



Proper wet exit and deep-water re-entry methods including Scramble,  Paddle Float Self-Rescue with & without a sling, Assisted T-Rescue, Eskimo Rescue and how to assist injured paddlers. Spray skirt optional.

2+ hours. By Appointment Only.

(pre-requisite: Basics Course with any ACA instructor)

$60 with our gear. $50 with yours.


Class in Berea @ Coe Lake

Pretty much just like our Kayaking Lake Erie class (see above) except we get to use their outdoor pool, so we do things backwards. What we mean is... we'll start with Rescues for a couple hours in the pool, then head to Coe Lake to work on Strokes & Maneuvers, and get a guided tour of the old quarry.

June 11

July 9

August 13



Must use our gear for the pool session. 

May use your own gear on Coe Lake.