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Learn How to Canoe

Learn the basics of canoeing with instructor John Volpa in our three-hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable while enjoying this great outdoor activity.

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Learn the basics of canoeing with instructor John Volpa in our three hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable while enjoying this classic American outdoor activity. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and:

  • Canoeing terminology
  • Canoeing equipment (paddles, PFDs, canoes)
  • Technique and strokes to direct your canoe where you want it to go
  • Canoeing posture and how to paddle efficiently
  • How to handle your canoe in case it flips over (demonstration only)
  • Canoeing safety skills
Pine Barrens Canoeing
Pine Barrens Canoeing

Your instructor:
Lessons will be taught by guide and naturalist John Volpa, Pinelands Adventures’ Education Director. John is a highly skilled paddler and passionate about sharing the Pine Barrens. John has a long history of Pine Barrens exploration as a former environmental science teacher with Shamong Township Public Schools and an instructor with Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s summer Teacher’s Institute.

Class size is limited to 8 people, ages 10 and over.

Trip departs from Pinelands Adventures on Atsion Road.

Questions?

Call at 609-268-0189 or email us.