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Kayak & Canoe Activities (School Year 2019-20)

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Want to try kayaking? Start with a free introductory level kayaking experience in the UMD Pool on September 5th from 8-10pm (for UMD Student Members only). If you like it, get your student or community Kayak & Canoe Pass and develop your skills in the pool. Passes include Thursday night sessions and outings on Lake Superior and regional rivers and creeks.

Kayak & Canoe Pass Holders who complete the pool skills check-list for the day trip can attend it. The day trip rosters are finalized at the UMD Pool on the Thursday before the trip. We meet at the UMD Pool for loading and departure. Multi-day paddling trips have an additional fee and require pre-registration at the RSOP Main Office and depart from the Trailhead SpHC Lobby. We provide instruction, boats, paddling accessories, river snacks, transportation, lunch and group gear for camping when necessary. You provide swimsuit, base layers, closed toe shoes that can get wet, water bottle, eyeglasses strap, sunscreen and personal camping gear.

KAYAK & CANOE PASS (FOR UMD STUDENT MEMBERS)

Thursday, 8-10pm Pool Sessions and Day Trips [Kayak & Canoe Pass]

Instruction and practice time with kayaks and canoes to prepare you for beginner and intermediate level day trips that are included with the pass.
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 31, Nov 14, 21 Jan 23, Feb 6, 20, march 5, 19, APRIL 2, 16, 30
You provide: Swimsuit, Towel
Annual: $90, Spring Sem: $60, Pool Only $45

Sea Kayak Night in the Harbor

Witness the stunning last rays of the fall day glistening on the water. Join us for a sundown kayak tour on the Duluth Waterfront!
Thursday, September 26, 6-8pm
Join roster at Sep, 19 pool session

St. Louis River Day Trip

Paddle class I-II rapids based out of the UMD Outpost. You must pass the beginner level skills check in UMD Pool.
Sunday, October 6, 10am – 7pm
Join roster at October 4th pool session.

The following Spring outings are included with a Kayak & Canoe Annual Pass! Beginner or intermediate skills check in the UMD Pool required.

Midway River

We will put in at the Midway River (Class I- II+) for an amazing day of introductory river skills with friendly trained instructors.
Saturday, Apr 25, 10am – 6pm
Join roster at April 16th pool session

Knife River

This will be the feature white water day trip of the year. You will be able to develop your white water skills while paddling I-III rapids on the Knife River.
Sunday, Apr 26, 10am –6 pm
Join roster at April 16th pool session.

Baptism or Montreal River Trip

Develop your skills while paddling class I-III whitewater on the Baptism or Montreal Rivers. We will explore and share paddling knowledge while descending a more challenging river on Saturday and an easier river on Sunday.
Saturday, May 2, 10am – 6pm
Join roster at April 30th pool session

KAYAK & CANOE PASS (FOR OTHERS)

THURSDAY, 8-10pm Pool Sessions and Day Trips [Kayak & Canoe Pass]

A progression of instruction with various types of watercraft to prepare you for community focused beginner level day trips are included with the pass.
Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, March 26, APRIL 9, 23
Other Members: $130
A two session spring creeker tune-up on 3/26 and 4/9 is also available for $20.

Spring Thaw Lake Superior Trip

(UMD Student and Other Members) Paddle through ice flows on the Duluth Waterfront.
Saturday, April 18, 1–5pm
Join roster at April 16th pool session.

St. Louis River Trip

(UMD Student and Other Members) Class I-II rapids.
Sunday, May 3, 10am–6pm
Join roster at April 23 pool session
Meet: UMD Pool/Tennis Court

PADDLING PROGRAMS FOR ALL (NO PASS REQUIRED)

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking (105016)

We will camp on islands with sand beaches along Lake Superior's South Shore, stargaze, swim and hike with new friends. Our experienced leaders will introduce you to equipment, safety and paddling techniques.
Depart: Friday, August 30, 2pm
Return: Sunday, September 1, 6pm
Register By: Noon, Aug 28, RSOP Office
Meet: Trailhead SpHC Lobby
Cost: $78 UMD Student Members Only
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SUNRISE PADDLE (105012)

Calling all early risers. This is your chance to join us for a kayak paddle out on Lake Superior and witness a beautiful sunrise! Register at RSOP Office.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 5:30 – 7:30AM
Register By: Monday, September 9th OR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 5:30 – 7:30AM
Register By: Monday, September 23
Meet: Trailhead SpHC Lobby
Cost: $10 UMD Student Members, $30 Others, Free for Pass Holders
REGISTER ONLINE

SUNSET PADDLE (105014)

Witness the stunning last rays of a Fall day glistening on the water! Come join us on a Lake Superior sunset kayak tour!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 6-8PM
Register By: Tuesday, September 3 OR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Register By: Tuesday, September 17
Meet: Trailhead SpHC Lobby
Cost: $10 UMD Student Members, $30 Others, Free for Pass Holders
REGISTER ONLINE

ACCESSIBLE KAYAK TOUR of the DULUTH HARBOR (105010)

Do you want to kayak and feel you need accommodations? We will work together with you to identify the accommodations you may need related to any disabilities or conditions impacting your ability to be a part of this activity in the Duluth Harbor.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:30–5:30pm
Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 13, 1:30 – 5:30pm
Register By: October 9, 4pm
Meet: Trailhead SpHC Lobby
COST: FREE (Sponsored by UMD's Access for All and Courage Kenny)
REGISTER ONLINE