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Sea Kayaking

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Intro to Sea (Flat Water) Kayaking and Camping at Indian Springs State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 3 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 19 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Don Hayes
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Member Cost:$45.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Fun, Moderate

What a great opportunity to learn flat water (also known as sea) kayaking or refine some of your skills in a close to town setting. Indian Springs state park is only about 40 miles south of the Atlanta airport and is thought to be the oldest state park in the nation and makes a great place to play in the water, relax, and learn some kayaking skills.

The major difference between sea kayaking and white water kayaking has to do with the length of the boat. Sea Kayaks are much longer and allow for more stability and different recovery techniques, as well as the opportunity to travel faster and carry more gear. I will be teaching the basic skills of sea kayaking including paddle strokes and techniques over 2 days. On Saturday, there will be some land based instruction, but the majority of the time will be out on the water. A focus on safety will be stressed to allow participants the skills to do wet exits, assisted and solo recoveries. Sunday will stress additional techniques and as much paddle time as possible. After a day of paddling and hiking, dinner on Saturday night at a local restaurant, followed by star gazing, campfire time, before retiring for the night. 3 camping sites will be reserved, but there is a limit of 2 tents and 2 cars per site, so people will have to carpool and share tents. The campground sites have hot showers.

The only requirement to take this class is a willingness to have fun, comfort with swimming/treading water for at least 5 minutes in a lake, and attendance at a pre-trip meeting.

Pre-trip meeting: There will be 2 pre-trip meetings (May 21 at 4pm, June 1st at 6pm) and it is mandatory to attend one of these to be introduced to getting out of your kayak safely (aka.. wet exits) and to verify the ability to tread water/swim for 5 minutes. Carpool and tent arrangements will be made at these meetings and by follow up emails.

If you own or have access to a recreational/touring kayak, please contact trip leader prior to the trip for approval and reduction in fees. If you have any questions about this event or if you have dietary concerns/restrictions, be sure to contact trip leader.

Saturday: Lunch provided
Dinner: at a local Restaurant (on your own)
Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch provided

NOTE: A 2 night minimum stay is required at Indian Springs state park, so the campsites will be available friday night for those that want to head over there after work. Dinner will be on your own friday, but breakfast will be provided saturday morning for those that choose to camp friday. The kayak classes will start at 10 am on saturday morning, and will be done by 4 on sunday afternoon. Further details will be covered at the pre-trip meetings.

Required Items to Bring:
Swimwear, towels, and change of clothes for two days.
Dress appropriate for Weather, wind proof/resistant jacket Water, beverages, and snacks that you enjoy
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Flovilla , GA 30216 TBD TBD


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? If rain is likely, the trip can be cancelled at leader’s discretion, and those will be contacted by information provided on signup.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the event leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the event leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Cost Includes:$45 per person for kayak/paddle/pfd/camping/Lunch*2/Breakfast

$15.00 deposit due at sign-up to guarantee your place on the trip.
Cancel before May 19, full refund less $5.
Cancel on or after May 19, $15.00 is non-refundable unless you find a replacement.
Full balance due by June 1, 2006.

Additional expense: Money to contribute towards gas for the drivers $10-15 per person for restaurant food (on your own)
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.