Sea Kayaking 115, Five-Day Kayak Training Camp

NOTICE: Due to changes in WA State taxation of recreational services, lessons and lesson rentals are now charged tax rates based on lesson locations. To comply, lesson tuitions and rental fees now include the associated tax. Once Kayak Academy has processed your lesson registration, you will recieve a sales reciept or invoice detailing the lesson tuition and tax collected.

Lesson tuition with no rental: $ 1,100.00 USD
Optional Sea Kayak Rental Fee: $ 225.00 USD

For current selection, your total with tax: $ 1,210.00 USD


Five-Day Kayak Training Camp

Our Five-Day Training Camp is the fastest way for a sea kayaker to advance from beginner/intermediate to a highly skilled paddler with trip leadership and navigation experience. Intermediate/advanced students get amazing skill refinement and discover techniques and concepts not taught anywhere else. After this course, you will be more skilled than most people with years of paddling experience. It's an excellent training for guides too. Our class size is small so each student can get all he or she is ready for.

The 5-Day Kayak Training Camp is a combination of our Paddling Strokes & Rescue Techniques course and our Open Water Training Camp plus a fifth day in the middle of the week for paddle stroke review, video playback and coaching of each student, and extra time to work on perfecting your roll or starting your off-side roll. Rather than repeating the information here, please follow the links below to read what is covered in the SK111 and SK113 parts of this course.

At the end of day two, students are invited to a salmon BBQ dinner with George & Barb Gronseth at the K.A. shop/center.

kayak compass navigation practice


Instructor: George Gronseth
Location for first three days: Tibbett's Beach, Lake Sammamish State Park
Location for last two days: Launch near Anacortes, Washington on 4th day. Camp on an island and return on last day. (destination depends on conditions and time of year)
Duration: 5 days
Class Size: 5 for first 3 days. For last 2 if more than 5 students, we will add a second instructor and then 9 students is maximum
Tuition: $1100.00 (includes handouts and free use of dry suit, booties, and scull cap)
Dry Suit Rental: No Charge - Included with tuition
Kayak Rental:
$45.00/day plus tax, delivered to the lesson. Includes: Brit style sea kayak w/skeg, paddle, spray-skirt, PFD, bilge pump, and paddle-float
Tent Rental: $15 trip
Sleeping Bag Rental: $15 trip (includes a liner sheet which is washed each time and an air mattress)

Parking Fee Day 1-3: A Washington State Discover Pass ($30/yr.) or $10 Day Use Fee is required to drive into the State Park. Passes may be purchased from machine at park entrance or on-line at:Buy Discover Pass On-line
Parking Fee Day 4&5: Depends on location $7-10 (please bring cash)
Camping Fee: Included with tuition

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