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Knik Canoers and Kayakers, Inc.

  Learning a new sport can be difficult. KCK understands this and provides informative club supported introductory paddle sports instruction each spring. Our emphasis is focused primarily on safety followed by education. KCK teaches classes to the membership in basic flatwater canoing, moving water canoeing, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, and rafting. Each class is a mixture of classroom and hands-on exposure to equipment and techniques followed by one or more days/evenings of practical on-the-water experiential learning. Winter pool rolling sessions are also organized by KCK members and commercial instructors to learn/hone paddling skills/techniques during the non boating season. Discounts are offered to KCK members by some of the commercial paddling instructors in the state when enrolling in their  training classes.

  As part of our effort to raise awareness of the various aspects of safety in paddle sports, KCK hosts an Annual Intro to Boating Meeting which is open to the general public as well as members. We offer presentations on various safety topics pertinent to paddling in Alaska.  The KCK Intro to Boating Meeting will be held on May 5, 2016. For more info see:fly

You must be a current KCK member in order to sign-up for any KCK paddling classes offered.
In keeping with KCK's non-profit status, all KCK instructors are unpaid volunteers. Proceeds go to help sustain KCK as a safety minded paddling club.

Sign-up for paddling classes will be held at the Annual Intro to Boating Meeting Thursday, May 5th in the BP Energy Center from 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
or you can reserve a spot early by contacting the appropriate instructor listed below.

KCK Paddling Classes 2016
Note: The cost amount listed below is for instruction only. Boat or personal gear rental will incur additional expense.

Raft
Rafting Open
Cost: $125.00 (includes campground fees)
LINK Class Schedule
Current KCK members may register early by contacting the lead instructor.
Lead Instructor: Eric Downeymaileric
*You must be a KCK member
*You must attend the KCK Intro to Boating Meeting May 5, 2016
*Arrive early (5:30pm - 6pm) to complete registration
Canoe
Canoeing Open
Cost: $10.00 (must be a member)
LINK Class Schedule
Lead Instructor: Zack Fields
zack email
*You must be a KCK member
*You must attend the
KCK Intro to Boating Meeting May 5, 2016
*Arrive early (5:30pm - 6pm) to complete registration

*2 evenings June 21/22 @ 6 pm

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Sea Kayaking
POSSIBLY OFFERED BY KCK THIS YEAR
To Be Announced at a later date.
See links to other commercial paddling class listings below. *Discounts offered to current KCK members.
PackRaft Pack Rafting
  POSSIBLY OFFERED BY KCK THIS YEAR
To Be Announced at a later date.
See links to other commercial paddling class listings below. *Discounts offered to current KCK members.

UAAUniversity of Alaska Anchorage

KCK membership is not a requirement from this provider.
KCK Intro to Boating Meeting is not a prerequisite for these classes.

UAA is offering a beginning canoe class which includes classroom, pool, and wilderness instruction including a 3 day 2 night weekend trip.
Course schedule:  Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1, 6-9pm. The trip is Fri-Sunday, June 3-5  with a final meeting on Tuesday, June 7 6-8pm.
Cost $375
UAA is also offering an Intermediate Sea Kayaking trip (previous kayaking experience required).
Course schedule:Thursday, May 26,, 6-9pm, Tuesday, June 3, 6-9pm, Thursday, June 2, 6-9pm. Then we depart on a 9-day wilderness paddle-circumnavigation of Culross Island in PWS from Sat, June 4 through Sunday, June 12.
Cost is $925 inclusive except food.

These courses are designed and planned for working individuals and are being offered in the evenings and on weekends to meet working schedules.  It is easy and free to become a UAA student.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact the Health, Physical Education, & Recreation Department of UAA at (907) 786-4083 or the instructor TJ Miller at (907) 786-4072 or  mailtjm.

Other Commercial Paddling Classes 2016
KCK membership is not a requirement from these providers.
KCK Safety Meeting is not a prerequisite for these classes.
Ask about discounts for current KCK members
AKA
Instructor: Alaska Kayak Academy
Contact for current info on class costs and schedules
mailgonski
phone: (907) 746-6600
LINKAKA Classes Web Page
10% KCK member discount
sea-kyk.png Sea Kayak Classes   Openings Available
    LINKClass Information from AKA
IK Whitewater Classes   Openings Available
  LINKClass Information from AKA
PackRaft Pack Raft    Openings Available
  LINKClass Information from AKA
Paddlers
                                            Realm
Instructor: Paddlers' Realm
Contact for current info on class costs and schedules
Mail Paddlers
                                                    Realm
phone: (907) 350-2259

10% KCK member discount
sea-kyk.png Sea Kayak Classes   Openings Available
    see links below

Paddlers' Realm is offering courses in sea kayak rescue training:

#1: Introduction to rescues: wet exits, self-rescues and assisted rescues.

#2: Rescue refinement: Demonstration of a variety of rescues with opportunities to try each of them.

2 hours training
1 hour at the end to practice rescues, ask questions.

Contact Paddlers' Realm to register.
Call: 907 350 2259 or email:
Mail
                                                          Paddlers
                                                          Realm
Come to the KCK Intro to Boating Meeting
LINK For a complete listing of classes, descriptions and costs see this link.

LINK For a calendar listing  classes and dates see this link.

AKS
Instructor: Alaska Kayak School
Contact for current info on class costs and schedules
MailAKS
phone: (907) 235-2090
10% KCK member discount (5% if paid with credit/debit card)
sea-kyk.png Sea Kayak Classes   Openings Available
    see links below
LINK For a complete listing of classes, dates, descriptions and costs see this link.
*NOTE: These are not classes offered by KCK. They are classes offered by private commercial operators.

KCK would like to express it's appreciation to the following businesses for support of our classes and Safety Meeting through advertising, promotional donations and member discounts.


bnjB & J Sporting Goods
fssFrontier Safety & Supply
eagle-entEagle Enterprises          
ak-raft-kykAlaska Raft & Kayak    
BCSBackcountry Safaris        
Den RaftDenali Raft Adventures
AKAAlaska Kayak Academy    
AKSAlaska Kayak School
MOMovement Options              
AtBTnBAcross The Bay Tent & Breakfast
Prince
                                    William Sound Kayak Center    

Paddlers
                                      RealmPaddlers' Realm


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