03/18 ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification

ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification
Enrollment in this course is for the highly experienced and skilled whitewater paddler (Instructor level) who is interested in gaining instructor credentials and improving their high-end skills. Minimum age 18.
March 18, 19, 20 and May 14-15        $425       Course 30751
Contact Greg Velzy for specifics, 804-748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

04/03 Kayak Sampler

Kayak Sampler – Indoor Pool
Here is your opportunity to see if the growing sport of kayaking is for you. Certified instructors will teach the basic safety techniques in the warmth and comfort of an indoor swimming pool. Sit-on-top, whitewater and touring kayaks will be available for sampling. Swimming ability is required. Minimum age is 11. Youth 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult. Max. weight 250 lbs. due to kayak limitations.
YMCA Midlothian, 737 Coalfield Road
Sunday, April 3, 8:30-11 a.m.    $45     Course 30726
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

04/30 Whitewater 201 Beginner Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater 201 – Beginner Whitewater Kayaking
Join the regions’ most experienced staff and learn how to paddle whitewater the correct way with Chesterfield County’s professional instructors! Spend Day 1 on flat water learning technique, safety and control in TRUE whitewater kayaks. Day 2 is a whitewater river trip to introduce river reading and running, and refine skills. Swimming ability required. Minimum age is 13. All equipment provided. Max weight 235 lbs. due to kayak limitations.
Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road
James River Park System, Pony Pasture
Saturday and Sunday,    9 a.m.-4 p.m.    $140
April 30-May 1          Course 30729
June 4-5                  Course 30730
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/07 Whitewater Kayaking: Intermediate Skills Trip

Whitewater Kayaking: Intermediate Skills Trip
Chesterfield County’s professional whitewater instructors will teach higher level techniques and practice drills during this downrrver trip/clinic. This is geared towards the strong intermediate level paddler. Completion of a previous whitewater kayak class is required. Minimum age 13.
James River Park System, Reedy Creek
Saturday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.       $60 ($70 w/rental)            Course 30731
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/11 Whitewater Kayak Playdays

Whitewater Kayak Play Days
This after-work, informal instructional time is for newer whitewater kayakers (especially those without a boat) to get time on the water. Instructors will be present to answer questions and give pointers. Sessions will stay at Pony Pasture Rapids with no down-river runs. Completion of a previous Whitewater Kayak class is required. All equipment is provided. Minimum age is 13.
James River Park System, Pony Pasture
Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m       $25
May 11            Course 30732
May 25            Course 30733
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/18 50+ Kayak Sampler – Full Moon

50+ Kayak Sampler – FULL MOON!
Geared towards the never too mature to have fun crowd (50+), here is your opportunity to see if the growing sport of kayaking is for you, and get the bonus of FULL MOON paddling! Certified Instructors will teach the basic safety and paddling techniques needed to get out for an evening paddle on calm water. Sit- on-top and tourinq kayaks will be available for sampling. Swimming ability is required. Max. weight 250 Ibs. due to kayak limitations.
Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road
Wednesday, May 18, 6-9 p.m.  $40 ($45 with rental)     Course 30750
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/19 Whitewater Full Moon Paddle

Whitewater Full Moon Paddle
Join us on this evening whitewater kayak trip down the James River, using either sit-on-top or whitewater kayaks, as the nearly full moon rises in front of us! Previous river paddling experience is required. Minimum age is 15. swimming ability is required. Completion of a two-day, Beginner Whitewater Kayak class is required if using a whitewater kayak.
James River Park System, Pony Pasture
Thursday, May 19, 6 – 10 p.m.    $40 ($45 w/rental)         Course 30753
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov