Adult, Family & Youth Paddling Opportunities

At this time, we are planning a limited number of youth classes for the 2021 season. Adult classes will be by appointment only (please visit our Private Lessons page). Outings will also be available for adults. As always, the safety and well-being of our participants, instructors, and the community is our number one priority.

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. More info can be found here.

Kids Camps
Kids camps will be open for registration in early to mid-April, including paddling opportunities for youths 3rd-9th grade. Find out more information 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. Registration information will be available in mid-April.

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!

Katya Ouchakof
Rutabaga Outdoor Programs