Adventure with Rutabaga!

Welcome to Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures! Join us for a class, camp, or trip to explore local waterways and finesse your paddling skills. Rutabaga has been teaching canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddling for over 30 years. We're sure to have an adventure that will be right for you!

Upcoming Events and Classes


Open Water Pool Sessions for Whitewater Boaters
Join Rutabaga and Peshtigo River Outdoor Learning Center in the Open Water Pool Session February 5th, 2022.

Wilderness First Aid
Join Rutabaga and NOLS Wilderness Medicine in the Wilderness First Aid course April 23-24, 2022.

ACA Instructor Certification
Check out Rutabaga's American Canoe Association Instructor Certification courses for canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard. Share your passion for paddling with others by becoming an instructor!

Private Lessons
On-water teaching is closed for the 2021 season. Learn how to schedule a lesson for next season on Rutabaga's Private Lessons page.

Day Trips & Outings
Rutabaga offers full and half-day paddling trips at various locations around southern Wisconsin, as well as sunset paddles twice a month. All ability levels are welcome!

Kids Camps
Kids camps provide paddling opportunities for children and teens who have completed 2nd-9th grades (ages 8-14).

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.

See you on the water!

Justin Schmitz
Director, Rutabaga Outdoor Adventures