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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 January 23 from 8-10pm (for UMD Student Members only). If you like it, get your Kayak & Canoe Pass and develop your skills in the pool (available for students and community members). 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 outings. 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 outside the Rental Center (SpHC 154). 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.

UMD STUDENT MEMBERS KAYAK & CANOE PASS

Thursday, 8-10pm Pool Sessions and Day Trips

Instruction and practice time with kayaks and canoes to prepare you for beginner and intermediate level day trips that are included with the pass.
JAN 23, FEB 6, 20, MARCH 5, 19, APRIL 2, 16, 30
You provide: Swimsuit, Towel
Annual: $90, Spring Sem: $60, Pool Only $45

COMMUNITY & OTHER STUDENTS KAYAK & CANOE PASS

THURSDAY, 8-10pm Pool Sessions and Day Trips

A progression of instruction with various types of watercraft to prepare you for community focused beginner level day trips that are included with the pass.
JAN 16, 30, FEB 13, 27, MARCH 26, APRIL 9, 23
Other Members: $130
A two session spring creeker tune-up on March 26 and April 9 is also available for $20. (205010)
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TRIPS OPEN TO UMD STUDENT MEMBER PASS HOLDERS

MIDWAY RIVER

Class I- II+ rapids ending at the UMD Outpost
SATURDAY, APR 25, 10 AM – 6 PM
Intermediate skills check required
Join roster at April 16 pool session

KNIFE RIVER

Class II-III+ rapids
SUNDAY, APR 26, 10AM – 6 PM
Intermediate skills check required
Join roster at April 16 pool session

BAPTISM OR MONTREAL RIVER TRIP

Class II-III+ rapids
SATURDAY MAY 2, 10AM – 6 PM
Intermediate skills check required
Join roster at April 30 pool session

TRIPS OPEN TO ALL PASS HOLDERS

SPRING THAW LAKE SUPERIOR (205003)

Join us for a great afternoon of paddling through ice flows on the big lake.
SATURDAY, APR 18, 1–5 PM
Beginner skills check required
Join roster by or before April 16th pool session
Cost: Free for Passholders

ST. LOUIS RIVER TRIP

Class I-II rapids
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 10AM–6PM
Beginner skills check required
Join roster at April 23 pool session
Meet: UMD Pool/Tennis Court

TRIPS OPEN TO EVERYONE

SUNSET PADDLE LAKE SUPERIOR (205004)

Witness the stunning last rays glistening on the water, and watch the lights come up in the city! Come join us on a Lake Superior sunset kayak tour!
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 5:30-9:30PM
Register By: Noon, Thursday, April 30
Meet: Trailhead SpHC Lobby
Cost: $10 UMD Student Members, $30 Others, Free for Pass Holders