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River Canoeing Tune-Up

This full day course is for people who have taken a River Canoeing course in the past or have equivalent skills.  We will be practicing river maneuvers and skills on either the Upper Chena or Chatanika River.  While not a white water course, we will be working in swifter water.  To participate in this course you must have instructor permission.  Contact us prior to registering to verify this is the course for you.

Class Size: Minimum 4 participants and maximum 10 participants

Date: June 13, 2021

Note: Venues subject to change based on current water conditions.

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River Canoeing Tune-Up


DATE: June 13th, 2021
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: $100.00

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  • By reserving a spot in a class, you certify that you are able to perform the following task and meet the following American Canoe Association Essential Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)

    2. Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water

    3. Independently hold head upright without neck / head support

    4. Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion

    5. Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    6. Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion

    7. Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket

    8. Get in and out of a paddlecraft independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    9. Independently get out and from under a capsized paddlecraft

    10. Remount or reenter the paddlecraft following deep water capsize independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    11. Maintain a safe body position while attempting skills, activities and rescues listed in the appropriate Course Outline, and have the ability to recognize and identify to others when such efforts would be unsafe given your personal situation

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1

1:00PM - 7:00PM
Tanana Lakes

Day 2

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Chena River in Town

Day 3

9:00PM - 5:00PM
Upper Chena River


Jun 13 2021




Chena River State Recreation Area


Tracie Pendergrast
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Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.Henry David Thoreau
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Muskrat, "Wind in the Willows"
There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe.Bill Mason
There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river. David Brower, Foreword to "Oregon Rivers"
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.Loren Eiseley, "Four Quartets"