April 2018 Beginners Kayaking Course.

Meridian Canoe Club is pleased to be able to offer a beginners kayaking course.

The course will be will be based on the lake at Danson Park, home of Meridian Canoe Club, for the first three days.  For the final day of the course we travel to the Medway for a river trip. Please note, this course is primarily targeted at adults, but under 16’s are more than welcome to participate providing they are accompanied by an adult who is either taking part in the course or staying on site while the training is taking place. For U12s we expect the parents or a responsible adult to be on the water sharing the experience with their child.
The course is designed to give you the necessary skills and confidence to make integrating into the club and its activities much easier. The course fee includes a year’s membership to the club and access to a single club pool session on either Wednesday April, 2nd or May 9th evening 8:15pm – 9:15pm at Crooklog Pool. This is to allow you to practice capsize drill in a warmer environment. It isn’t a mandatory part of the course, but if you enjoy the experience and want to attend subsequent sessions they are charged at £7 .



The course will be split over 2 weekends and you will also be able to spend some time at one of our pool sessions during the course.

Date Day Description Start End
28/04/2018 Saturday Full day @ Danson Park Lake 10:30 16:00
29/04/2018 Sunday Afternoon @ Danson Park Lake 13:30 16:00
02/05/2018  OR


Wednesday Pool session @ Crook Sports Centre


20:15 21:15
12/05/2018 Saturday Morning @ Danson Park Lake 1030 1300
13/05/2018 Sunday River Trip on the Medway 0930 1900


The course is aimed at developing the skills of any potential members prior to them joining the club, or to give any new members the chance of gaining skills to help them be more involved in club activities as an active member.

The cost of the course includes a years membership to Meridian Canoe Club allowing the participants the opportunity to practice and develop the skills they have gained on the course. For further information, please email enquiries@meridiancanoeclub.com. Discounts are available for family groups and couples.
The course will only go ahead if there is sufficient interest so please share the details of the course with any friends or family members you think may be interested. To register for the course please go to the club’s booking system, you will need to create an account with webcollect in order to process the order but that will also mean we capture all the details to manage your club membership in the future. If the combination of participants you require is not available please email enquiries@meridiancanoeclub.com and we will build a custom package for you.
Looking forward to paddling with you!

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