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Family Kayak lessons offered on June 13 at Shawnee Mission Park
POSTED: 05/21/2015
 
Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in mid June in Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Family Kayak Lessons are for ages 10 and up and are designed for beginners. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program will feature a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. Topics to be covered include safety, equipment, and stroke techniques. Both parent and child will have individual kayaks and life jackets. Basic swimming skills are required. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then by nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “boating.”

This program is offered at two different times on Saturday, June 13. One class will begin at 9 a.m., and another starts at 11 a.m. Both programs will take place at the boat ramp at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. The cost for one one-and-one-half-hour session is $16 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 28126 for the 9 a.m. program, or 28127 for the 11 a.m. program. Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

This program is also eligible for credit in the Physical dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, contact Sarah Shaw at (913) 826-2953 or at sarah.shaw@jocogov.org.


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