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When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shenango Lake
Transfer, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Pennsylvania State Parks
24.865.2131 ext. 107

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Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: Two separate sessions; choose only one session
9:00 AM—12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM—4:00 PM

Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shenango Lake

Description: Pennsylvania State Parks in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering an entry-level American Canoe Association (ACA) kayaking course. The topics covered in this course include safety, paddling environment, equipment, strokes, maneuvers, wet exits, and assisted rescue techniques. Participants will get wet as this a hands-on course. All participants should possess basic swim skills and be comfortable on, in, and around the water. Properly fitted life jackets will be worn at all times while on the water. This course is open to adults and children over the age of 12. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. All kayaks and equipment will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer. Additional details and logistics will be provided to all registered participants.

Cost: Free 

Registration: Required by Friday, June 8, 2018. Please contact Emily Borcz at 724.865.2131 ext. 107 or eborcz@pa.gov. Participation will be limited to 15 people per session, so early registration is encouraged. 

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