Paddlefest Clinics

These clinics are offered during Paddlefest and can be added directly to your Paddlefest registration. If you'd like to attend a clinic, add it to your Paddlefest registration by creating an account and logging in.

First-Timers Introduction to Kayaking

Required for first-timers to use kayaking equipment. You will learn the basics of kayaking and river safety, including the 'wet exit'.

Price: $0.00

First-Timers introduction to Canoeing

Friday, August 3rd 10:30am-11:30am. Instructor: Kevin Smith.

Intended for folks interested in joining the flatwater canoe picnic but nervous about crossing the river due to limited or no experience with canoes, gear provided.

Price: $0.00

Moving Water Intro Tandem Canoe Clinic

Friday, August 3rd 11:30am-2:30pm. Instructor: Justine Wilmont. Meets at the Boat Launch.

The aim of this clinic is to teach participants how to navigate a canoe across currents. Participants must come with their own canoes, a throw bag attached to the back of the canoe, and a painter line on the front. Bow, stern, and center bag flotation and thigh straps are a bonus but NOT required. Participants must have their own PFD, helmet, water clothing, water shoes, and be signed up for Paddlefest OR an FSPC member.

Price: $60.00


Instructional clinics will be offered again this year. We’re still working to confirm instructors, times, and other details, but clinic sign-ups are expected to be posted mid-July.