July 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Depends on conditions

Do you know how to plan and execute a safe, enjoyable day paddle on the Great Lakes? Boat handling skills are essential, but you also need the ability to

  • assess and mitigate risks
  • know what to bring
  • evaluate route options
  • communicate with lock tenders and other ships using a VHF radio
  • negotiate boat traffic
  • launch and land in a variety of places
  • solve problems and make decisions as needed to keep a group safe and have fun on the water

This full-day course will help you develop all of these skills during a journey. We will send you materials in advance to help you participate in decisions about risk, route and leadership.


  • sea kayak suitable for paddling on Lake Michigan
  • experience with at least one journey of at least 8 miles
  • Working toward BCU 3 star award or ACA level 3, skills assessment

Cost: $125 per person. To register, contact us at kayak.bp@gmail.com or 708.628.HKWT