KCCNY Beginner Weekend

Learn to Kayak Weekend 6/10-11/2017

KCCNY is offering a two - day beginner whitewater kayak class on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. This course is for "first-timers" and other beginners who want to dust off their skills after a long winter! Our instructors are ACA certified and are excited to meet you!

Saturday is spent learning and practicing wet exits, paddling techniques, strokes, and Eskimo rolls. On Sunday you get to try out your newly acquired/honed skills on an easy Class I-II stretch of the Lehigh River, at Glen Onoko - be prepared to get wet and have fun!

The weekend fee is $90 - this fee covers ACA event registration and insurance (required by ACA), instruction, and a simple lunch both days. There will be an additional fee ($30) if you do not bring your own equipment (whitewater kayak with flotation, paddle, helmet, skirt, life jacket are required) and want to borrow ours.

We will arrange group camping for those of you who are interested - when you register please let us know! If not, you are responsible for finding your own accommodations - see below for some choices in the Glen Onoko/Jim Thorpe PA area.

Contact Jessica Osedach, e-mail: josedach@gmail.com, phone: (718) 490-4496 if you are interested. Indicate whether or not you will require equipment, along with your phone number and e-mail address.

KCCNY membership is not required, but we do encourage you to join if you like the sport and intend to continue paddling. To secure your reservation send the appropriate fee ($90 or $120 if you need equipment) as a check made out to KCCNY, to Jessica Osedach, 444 Jersey Ave Apt 3, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Class size is limited to 10 students and always sells out. Sign up early!


Motels:
Mahoning Inn
http://www.mahoninginn.com
71 Blakeslee Boulevard Lehighton, PA 18235
610-377-1600

Country Inn & Suites
1619 Interchange Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18234 610-379-5066

Hampton Inn
877 Interchange Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18234 610-377-3400

Camping:
Mauch Chunk Lake Park
625 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-3669
This neatly-maintained Carbon County park consists of 2300 acres of healthy forest surrounding the idyllic Mauch Chunk Lake. There are well over 100 sites, a number of which are along the quiet shoreline. There are showers, pavilions, and a neat boat rental shop at the Camp Store on the Lake for those in your party that aren't kayaking!

Jim Thorpe Camping Resort
Lentz Trail
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-2644
www.jimthorpecamping.com

Hickory Run State Park
Park RR 1, Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661
1-888-727-2757

KCCNY Beginner Weekend