Beginning kayaking skills, taught by Pat Atkinson, NYS Outdoor Guide & FLM&A Educator, include safe entry and exit, equipment, forward, reverse, sweeps and draw strokes. Intermediate kayaking skills, taught by Dan Murn, professional Kayaking Coach based out of Fairport, NY, include setting up seating position for comfort and effect using the whole body, refining strokes in each phase, the catch, pull, recovery and exit, reading moving water to get to your destination, and finding a landmark to focus on, such as a tree, island, bridge, boat dock, etc. Registration fee includes equipment rental. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Photo courtesy H. Heizyk.