For details and registration: University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions in 2019!
(up to 10 participants will be allowed)
First day (6 hours) offers the opportunity to become familiar with the canoe, necessary equipment, safety, planning trips, basic paddle strokes, and self rescue (demonstrated) in a semi-controlled environment (lake or pond). This short day is designed to give novice and intermediate boaters alike the chance to learn and practice new skills and techniques, and of course have fun on the water.
Second day (8 hours)will offer the opportunity to use the skills learned the previous day and adapt them to moving water (Lower Chena). We spend the whole day on the river, reviewing safety, adapting paddle strokes to moving water, learning how to read river currents, (features) and properly using your paddle to manipulate your canoe in the direction desired.
Third day (8 hours) will be spent on the Upper Chena. We will talk more about safety while on the river, practice throw rope rescues, and discuss different scenarios you may see while canoeing. We then spend the rest of the day practicing what we’ve learned previously, examine different river features and how they affect us as a paddler.
Canoes, PFD’s (personal floatation device), paddles, dry bags (for personal gear on the river)
*Participants can use personal equipment with instructor permission*
Necessary items not provided:
Dry Suit or wet suit, Rain Gear, extra synthetic layers (if you get wet or cold), rubber boots, river shoes, water for the day (water bottle), Lunch and snacks, Transportation is not provided by ARG.