Family kayak lessons offered at Shawnee Mission Park
Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in mid July in Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Family Kayak Lessons are for ages 10 and older and are designed for beginners. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program will feature a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. Topics to be covered include safety, equipment, and stroke techniques.
Both parent and child will have individual kayaks and life jackets. Basic swimming skills are required.
This program is offered at two different times on July 16. One class will begin at 9 a.m., and another starts at 11 a.m. Both programs will take place at the boat ramp at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road.
The cost for one one-and-one-half-hour session is $18 per person for Johnson County residents or $19 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3350. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green the “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 33653 for the 9 a.m. program, or 33654 for the 11 a.m. program.