—Seminars and Clinics—

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Seminars and Clinics

If you need to find a presenter for your school classroom, club, youth group, scout troop, business, or any other organization, I can come to your location and give a clinic or talk on any of the following topics related to canoeing, kayaking, and camping.

  • ACA’s Smart Start for Paddlers
  • All About Rolling
  • Basics of Backpacking
  • Choosing a Paddle (Canoe or Kayak)
  • Choosing Your First Kayak
  • Canoe/Kayak Maintenance and Repair
  • Cold Weather Paddling
  • Florida Paddling for Everyone
  • Gearing Up for Camping
  • Getting Kids Started in Paddling
  • Getting Started in Whitewater Paddling
  • Kayak Navigation
  • Kayak Safety/ Essentials Skills and Equipment
  • “Leave No Trace” Principles
  • Lots of Knots (hands on seminar in which participants learn to tie several different useful knots)
  • Managing the Surf Zone/ Paddling in Waves
  • Nautical “Rules of the Road”
  • Kayak Navigation
  • Kayaking the Kongakut River in Alaska
  • Orienteering
  • Outfitting Your Kayak
  • Places to Paddle
  • Planning and Packing for a Canoe/Kayak Camping Trip
  • Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Kayaking
  • Tides and Currents
  • Understanding Hull Design
  • Wind and Weather
  • Winter Camping
  • Women’s Paddling Forum

The length of the presentations can be anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours, and some topics can be combined for a longer seminar.  For more information or to schedule a presentation, I invite you to give me a call at 262-895-2008 or send me an e-mail.



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