After School Kayaking
The Potomac River and its surrounding parks are only a short drive from Maryland and District schools – with wildlife, and islands and white water rapids, that make it a paddlers’ paradise.
You can easily learn the skills needed to enjoy this beautiful and exciting natural resource. And there are many challenges and adventures in the sport of kayaking that become possible as your skill progresses.
2013 Spring Kayaking begins May 6th and runs for 6 consecutive weeks. We will hold kayaking on Monday May 27th, Memorial Day. If your child needs to make up a day, please contact the office.
You can be a total beginner and paddle various flat and moving water sections of the Potomac River working on your skills as we go. Students will be introduced to: controlling the direction of your boat, how to navigate with current, how to roll, and safety awareness and rescue skills.
Intermediate boaters (those who can roll) will access more parts of the river as their skill allows, learning to surf, run rapids, and play boating. We accept students from other programs.
If you are an advanced boater you will have access to the many workouts and trips that Liquid Adventures takes, including Dickerson Workouts, Yough Trips, and Cheat Race Training.
Transportation - We pick up every day at Whitman, Landon, Pyle and Westland. BCC students can catch the Metro Bus to Whittier Blvd. and be picked up at the bus stop near Pyle. Other area students will have the option to meet us at the river. Locations will vary from day to day. We will return to Whitman High School parking lot and drop off all students at 6:15 PM.
To Register - Our program this year will allow kayak students to participate in any or all days, Monday – Thursday. You may choose just one day a week for six weeks or more days each for six weeks. The cost, for each day of the week selected for the six weeks period, is $240.
You can register directly from this website by following the registration link on the right. Click “register” and “create a student account”. After logging in, you will be able to register for your class. Scroll down to “Youth” and select the section you want to take.
What to bring – All kayak equipment is provided, including boat, PFD (lifejacket), helmet, spray skirt, sprayjacket, and paddle. On chilly days, students should have one or two thick layers of synthetic pile or fleece shirts (depending on the temperature) to wear under a spray jacket. Students must have appropriate water shoes.
For questions: related to the after school kayak program, please call the LAKS office at 301 229 0428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For days and times please visit our website calendar.
Tom and the Liquid Adventures’ staff are well known in the DC area for introducing newcomers to the sport of white water kayaking. Tom is a long-time paddler and coach of white water sport, having designed over the years both the Valley Mill Camp and Camp Calleva programs.