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. Join in some on-water fun and learning this season!
Join Rutabaga and NOLS Wilderness Medicine in the Wilderness First Aid course
April 23-24, 2022.
provide paddling opportunities for children and teens who have completed 2nd-9th grades (ages 8-14).
On-water teaching is closed for the 2021 season. Learn how to schedule a lesson for next season on Rutabaga's Private Lessons
Rutabaga offers full-day paddling trips
at various locations around southern Wisconsin, as well as full moon paddles
every month at the full moon. All ability levels are welcome!
Discover the beauty of Door County from a sea kayak and become part of the kayaking community! Find out more information here
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 that for 2021, there are Kayak and SUP ICW courses scheduled. Canoe ICWs are expected to return in 2022.
See you on the water!
Director, Rutabaga Outdoor Programs