This course is all about getting you comfortable enough in and around a kayak to hop on the opportunity to paddle when it arises. These are small classes, no more than 10 students, so it is a great time for specialized instruction that goes beyond the basics.
Get comfortable in the kayak
Learn how to get in and out of your boat
Learn different paddle strokes
Practice and apply paddle strokes
Talk about safety considerations
We will meet at Prairie Oaks MetroPark, at Darby Bend Lakes. Look out for Clintonville Outfitters Adventure Van.
From 70 W, take exit 85 for OH-142 toward W Jefferson/Plain City
Turn right onto NE Plain City-Geaorgesville Rd
Turn right onto Lucas Rd (turns into Beach Rd)
Turn right onto Amity Road
Darby Bend Lakes entrance is on the right
If you would rather use a GPS, you can plug in 2755 Amity Rd
HOWEVER- when I use this address, my gps has me turn left on Amity when you need to turn right. If you use the gps- know that the address is a little off. If you use Google Maps- the address takes you to the correct place but not all other gps apps. The entrance says "Darby Bend Lakes Entrance"
Know that you will pass an entrance to Prairie Oaks Metropark. This entrance does not connect to DarbyBend Lakes so just keep driving past. You will not enter the park until you see the Darby Bend Lakes entrance.
We will meet in the farthest parking lot - lake 3 - the parking lot with the restrooms.
Need a ride? Meet us at Clintonville Outfitters at 5:00 and send Erin an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are riding along in our 12 passenger Adventure Van. If you need anything the day of the course, call Erin at 937-554-8048.
*PFD’s/Lifejackets must be worn while on water
*Always wear sunscreen and carry water
*Dress to get wet; shoes are highly recommended
*Dress for the weather
**If there is impending bad weather, we will reschedule or you will be able to transfer your registration to another program
**We will announce any cancelations due to weather at least two hours in advance on our website. Check event status on our website, or call the shop 614-447-8902
***Online registration closes 24 hours ahead of event or when full. Call the shop to see if there are any vacancies.
Clintonville Outfitters' Cancellation Policy
A lot of planning and prep go into making these programs the best possible experience that you can have. Due to that, we have to implement a cancellation policy that will ensure costs are covered and all participants get the most out of the program.
Cancel up to 30 Days in Advance – 100% Refund
Cancel up to 14 days in Advance – 75% Refund
Cancel up to 7 days in Advance - 50% Refund
Cancel 48 hours in Advance – No Refund