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March 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Vermilionville
This paddle is geared towards the paddler who has some previous paddle experience. If you are not quite comfortable yet with venturing into the water alone, or would like to add to your repertoire of paddle strokes this is the class for you.
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April 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Vermilionville's Petit Bayou
This class is geared towards paddlers who have never been in a canoe or kayak before and would like to begin venturing into the world of paddling.
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2014 CANOE & KAYAK PADDLE TRIP SCHEDULE

Effective as of July 1st, 2014

BEGINNERS' CANOE/KAYAK LESSONS

This class is geared towards paddlers who have never been in a canoe or kayak before and would like to begin venturing into the world of paddling. This class will cover the basics of maintaining safety and stability while entering and exiting the canoe or kayak as well as basic paddle strokes and techniques for maneuvering and propelling your vessel. This class will take place in the still water of Vermilionville's Petit Bayou where paddlers can practice their paddle strokes in the safety of our pond. The cost is $5 per person; this covers our paddle guide/instructor fee. Max capacity is 24 persons per class, no exceptions. Contact Greg at RecandEd@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or call 337-769-7283 for scheduling. 

June 14

August 9

October 11

NOVICE CANOE/KAYAK LESSON & GUIDED PADDLE TRIP

This paddle is geared towards the paddler who has some previous experience. If you are not quite comfortable yet with venturing into the water alone, or would like to add to your repertoire of paddle strokes, this is the class for you. This class will reinforce the importance of safety and stability while getting into and out of the canoe or kayak as well as cover a few more advanced paddle strokes so you can learn to better manipulate the course of your vessel while maneuvering in the current of the Bayou Vermilion. For this paddle trip a motorized safety vessel will be following the group to provided added security. The costs is $10 per person; this covers our paddle guide/instructor fee and our American Canoe Association insurance fees. Contact Greg at RecandEd@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or call 337-769-7283 for scheduling. 

July 12

September 13

November 8

December 13

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CANOE/KAYAK GUIDED PADDLE TRIP

This paddled is geared towards the paddler with an experience level of intermediate to advanced skills. If you are worried about capsizing your canoe, this is not the paddle trip for you. This is a guided paddle trip where participants will be able to venture further into the depths of the Bayou Vermilion and enjoy the beauty of the bayou, free from the distractions of the mechanized world. This paddle is led by two guides and no motorized safety vessel. This cost is $10 per person; this covers our paddle guide fee and our American Canoe Association insurance fees. Contact Greg at RecandEd@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or call 337-769-7283 for scheduling. 

May 31

June 28

July 26

August 30

September 20

October 25

November 29

PADDLE TRIPS AND LESSONS MAY BE CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. IN WINTER MONTHS, A COMBINED WATER AND AIR TEMPERATURE MUST BE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 120 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FOR PADDLE TRIPS TO GO OUT.