Adult, Family & Youth Paddling Opportunities

Based on public health recommendations and safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all youth and adult classes for the 2020 season, as well as the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium. As always, the safety and well-being of our participants, instructors, and our community is our number one priority, and we could not find a way to hold our classes that would adhere to our safety standards while offering the same quality instruction our programs provide. This decision was not made lightly, as teaching people to paddle is one of the best things we do here at Rutabaga. We thank you so much for your support and your understanding.

Whether you're new to paddling or a seasoned veteran, Rutabaga Outdoor Programs can help you improve the quality and enjoyment of your paddling experiences. For over 30 years we've taught thousands of children and adults the skills to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddling (SUP). We invite you to discover our wide range of classes for all ages and abilities. We hope you'll join us for some on-water fun and learning this season!

Wilderness First Aid
Join Rutabaga and NOLS Wilderness Medicine for WFA on April 17-18, 2021. The class usually fills quickly so sign up today! More info can be found here.

Door County Sea Kayak Symposium
Discover the beauty of Door County from a sea kayak and become part of the kayaking community! Find out more information here.

Private Lessons
Please read about our safety protocol and how to schedule a lesson on our Private Lessons page.

ACA Instructor Certification
Check out Rutabaga's American Canoe Association Instructor Certification courses for canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard. Learn more about how you can share your passion for paddling with others by becoming an instructor! Note at this time we only have our Kayak ICW course scheduled.

See you on the water!

Amelia Goetz
Rutabaga Outdoor Programs