This guide is an introduction to the qualifications and knowledge needed to run a youth-focused Paddling program.
This guide is a more in-depth plan for a day of paddling with youth including suggested lesson plans for kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Use this in advance of a trip to plan the details of your paddling trip.
This template gives you a sample of how a day might run in terms of timing, logistics, and instruction. Use it in combination with the Day Planner to create your own itinerary and timeline.
This template will help you produce a Local Operations Plan (LOP). This is a document that collects emergency information in one place so that it is readily available.
This template has fields for collecting simple information that is pertinent to your trip. You can customize this template in any way you choose, adding anything specific and relevant to you.
This checklist is for a paddling day trip with youth that helps you keep track of equipment, gear, and other resources.
This sample course outline from our partner the American Canoe Association is a short outline for a full-day course covering the basics of kayaking.
This sample course outline from our partner the American Canoe Association is a short outline for a full-day course covering the basics of canoeing.
This sample course outline from our partner the American Canoe Association is a short outline for a two-hour course covering the basics of stand up paddleboarding.
This sample kayaking manual from our partner Outdoor Outreach is a comprehensive guide that Outdoor Outreach uses to guide it’s staff. From the basics of the trip, to the lesson plans, and on the water this manual has all of the elements the organization uses to run it’s program.
This sample from our partner Outdoor Outreach is an example of an expanded instructor cheat sheet (similar to the Day at a Glance Template provided). It is an example of how a lesson plan can be incorporated into a day of stand-up paddleboarding instruction.