Quietwater Leaders Trip
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 - 9:00 am through Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 - 5:00 pm
This trip requires a lake rating and a Standard Swim Test.
Whether you already have a Hoofer quietwater leader rating, or are interested in becoming one, this is a trip to focus on the boating skills, people-skills, expectations, and strategies for leading boating trips with Hoofers.
Kayaks and canoes are welcome. Sea kayakers may want to bring a long whitewater boat for the river on Sunday.
We will talk about teaching lessons, trip organizing, group management, the movements and principles of Tadhg-chi, and the Water Safety Code.
Schedule is subject to change as I figure out the finer points of the instruction!
The general idea: we will meet at Memorial Union boathouse to collect gear on Saturday, then drive to Lake Kegonsa State Park, about 30 minutes away. We will paddle on Lake Kegonsa and/or the Yahara River in the morning and the afternoon, accompanied by lessons. We will probably practice some flat-water rescues.
We will camp at Lake Kegonsa State Park for the night and share dinner. We have a group campsite reserved for Saturday night.
On Sunday, we will drive to a nearby river, probably Badfish Creek, to paddle a little bit of moving water. Sea Kayakers might want to consider using a long Hoofer whitewater kayak for this part of the trip. We will address all the basic moving water skills needed for the R1 rating-- a requirement for quietwater leaders!
Trip cost will be approximately $50 for the weekend.
I Need Co-Leaders!
I am looking for co-leaders and instructors, even if you just drive down for the afternoon to impart your knowledge.
I would be thrilled if someone would offer to prepare the dinner and breakfast!
Please contact me!
A trip survey and more information will be sent out closer to the trip!