Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Learn the basics to get you started with sea kayaking out on the lake. This class will cover information about equipment, loading, launching & landing your kayak, exiting and re-entering your kayak in open water, and basic paddling stroke technique. Class meets at the Helen Newman Pool for the evening classes and will paddle on local lakes for the day trips. No previous paddling experience necessary. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students must participate in all scheduled class meetings in their entirety in order to earn a satisfactory grade for this class.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Tue Apr 15 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Sun Apr 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Tue Apr 29 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Sun May 4 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Outing

The Essentials

Prerequisites: swimming ability
Course Fee:
$285.00 (students)
$315.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$356.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1674 (ID #9773)
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
(607) 255-3802

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
swimsuit, towel, waterbottle, sunscreen, long sleeve synthetic top, hat, a set of warm clothes, snack. If you wear glasses, a keeper strap for glasses.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.