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We are proud that our Instructors are trained and Certified by the American Canoe Association - the benchmark for paddling Instruction in North America. Together our staff span a broad range of paddling disciplines, bringing depth of experience and love of the outdoors to the art of building your paddling skills.

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New Haven Harbor from Lighthouse Point Park - July 2012

Free to the Public! 3rd Annual Southern CT Small Craft Symposium (SCSCS): Join us at beautiful Lighthouse Point Park ( Directions) on New Haven harbor on June 14, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a day of Presentations, On-Water Demonstrations and Displays on Canoeing Kayaking and related topics. Organized by Changing Tides PaddleCraft and sponsored by New Haven Parks, US Coast Guard and American Canoe Association this symposium is free to the public (donations gratefully accepted). Help us publicise this event by downloading, circulating and posting our colorful 2014 Poster. For event information or participation call CT PaddleCraft at 203-903-5705 or visit our Events page.

Skills Classes CT Small Boat Shop: There is something for everyone in southwestern, CT this summer. We are please to partner with the Small Boat Shop at 144 Water Street in Norwalk, CT to offer a series of kayak training classes. See our Schedule page for class details. Call the Small Boat Shop at 302-854-5223 for fees and registration, or contact Elizabeth at 203-903-5705 with questions on classes.

  • Stroke Refinement and Maneuvers (4hr): July 5, 12p-4p
  • Rolling and Bracing (3hr): August 9, 9a - 12p
  • Advanced Recoveries (4hr): August 16, 10a - 2p

Skills Classes Empire Kayak Clinics: We are teaching weekend clinics at Empire Kayaks at 4 Empire Boulevard, Island Park, NY (Long Island) again this summer. These four different clinics listed below are scheduled repeatedly througout the summer. Consult our Schedule page for dates, times and details. Call Empire Kayaks at 516-889-8300 to register.

  • ACA Quick Start - Kayak: Introduction to kayaking (strokes) 3-hours - $75
  • Kayak Rescue Clinic: Kayak recoveries and rescues 3-hours - $75
  • Combo Clinic: Kayak strokes and recoveries 4-hours - $100
  • Kayak Rolling Clinic: Ultimate in self-rescue 3-hours - $75

Just for you! Private Lessons: Construct a custom class to fit your exact needs and schedule! Register for a private or semi-private lesson at the level of your choice. For details check out our Class Description or call us at 203-903-5705 to discuss your needs and plan a class.

  • Private Lesson: $75/hr (one student)
  • Semi-Private Lesson: $45/hr (two students)
  • Boat rental: $15/session (gear included)


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