June 02, 2012

Essentials of River Canoeing Course in Milltown

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Contact: Carol Groves 812.972.9473

Essentials of River Canoeing Course in Milltown

On Sunday, June 10, 2012  Cave Country Canoes in Milltown Indiana will host the American Canoe Association certified class “Essentials of River Canoeing”.

This class is open to the public and is appropriate for ages 12 and older. This course will emphasize entry-level paddling skills and techniques for the tandem canoeist with an introduction to paddling rivers, how to recognize and avoid hazards, perform river maneuvers, rescues, and respond to emergencies on moving water.

Douglas Wagoner of Green Earth Outdoors will provide primary instruction for the course.  Douglas first found his passion for canoeing growing up near Blue River where he padded its waters on a regular basis throughout his childhood and continues so today.  

Since that time his passion for sharing the outdoor with others has become a cornerstone in his life.  A professional canoeing, backpacking and alpine climbing guide and outdoor skills instructor since 1991, he has provided hundreds of people of all ages the critical outdoor skills to achieve their personal goals.  He is a current American Canoe Association Instructor and has lead canoeing trips all over the U.S. from the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, to the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande, to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota, where he is a licensed guide and has conducted annual trips since 1993.

 Participants should bring a swim suit or synthetic shorts/shirt, shoes that can get wet, sun protection, lunch and plenty of water. Cost for the class is $75.00 Payable to Green Earth Outdoors.

Space limited to 8 participants Call 812 365 2705 ext 0 9-5 daily to register or email RO@marengocave.com