Paddling Kansas City

Class details:

Available Sessions* Location Instructor
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 pm Show Me Stage Christy Kurtz
Friday, January 10, 5:30 pm Show Me Stage Christy Kurtz
Saturday, January 11, 2:30 pm Show Me Stage Christy Kurtz
Sunday, January 12, 11:30 am Show Me Stage Christy Kurtz

Class description:

Make the most of your kayak, canoe or SUP with this info from Paddle KC paddling club. 

  • Bottomline must-have clothes and gear for paddling
  • Legal requirements: Permits, night lighting and other legal requirements
  • Best places to paddle in the Kansas City area
  • Unique local events and adventures for kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists

Paddle KC paddling club hosts monthly activities for kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists in the Kansas City area who own their own gear. The focus is on exploring paddling locations, learning and practicing new skills, and growing connections over a wide range of shared experiences and adventures. Member activities range from relaxing recreational paddles to longer endurance paddles and sea kayaking events, whitewater river runs, river float trips, and training clinics. All experience levels are welcome! Annual events include Spring Paddling Kickoff, spring Buffalo National River trip, 4th of July Fireworks On The Water, Full Moon Paddles, National Park bucket list trip, Ozarks Fall Float trip, Missouri River and Kansas River paddles. Annual clinics include "New Paddler Quick Start," "Kayak Camping 101," "Cold Water Paddling" and "Paddling Safety Essentials." Paddlers can join at www.meetup.com/paddlekc

About Christy Kurtz

Christy Kurtz LOVES to kayak, hitting the water over 90 times a year, from local Kansas City area lakes, rivers and creeks to the Ozarks, to Lake Superior and Maine Atlantic coast, to Florida's Gulf coast, and waters in between. After kayaking for years, she tired of the common problem of finding people who could and would show up to paddle at local spots, or even weekend and bucket list trips. In January 2015 she formed Paddle KC paddling club for active kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists in the Kansas City area who DO get on the water together at least a couple of times a year.