Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Training Calendar 
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Due to Coronavirus crisis restrictions , the HCKC has suspended club training,
social, and paddling events through July 1.    Some club events will resume after July 1, 2020!

Upcoming events

    • July 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Indianapolis, IN
    Register

    On July 18th, we will offer our first one-day introductory and intermediate skills sessions for 2020.  This class is  free for registered HCKC members.

    We will break our class up into Introductory and Intermediate Sections.

    Note: Before attending this traing, participants will are requested to complete a Waiver/COVID Screening Form and e-mail it to the Duane Garloch (duane.garloch@gmail.com) - doing this "on-line" will limit required contact during the event. 

    Introductory Section -  ACA Introduction to Paddling Class

    Target Paddlers:  Newer HCKC members who have never taken a class or who want to tune up their strokes in their recreational, touring or sea kayak.  Parents with children over 13 year old may enroll with their children in this class.
    Class Content:  Here’s a way to jumpstart your paddling!  As a new kayaker, you may know how to move your boat around in calm water.  We will work with you to make your paddling easier and more efficient—to give you more control over your boat.  We will work on your basic knowledge, strokes, and other paddling skills that you may need to safely enjoy the sport.  This course is based on the American Canoe Association “Introduction to Kayaking” course.  This is also a great opportunity to ask any question that you might have about paddling, equipment, or the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club.
    Your instructor will first talk about the basics and then quickly get on the water to teach you how to move your boat forward, backwards, and sideways as well as how to turn and stop.  .

     Intermediate Section - Intermediate Techniques and Refinement
    We will be teaching Intermediate topics TBD.  You may sign up for the class that you would like to attend.  We can handle up to 5  students in each class.
    These classes are for recreational, touring, and sea kayak paddlers.


    Your Chance of Immersion: We will demonstrate rescue skills in the Intro class but you won’t intentionally be getting into the water at this clinic unless you want to practice rescues.  Thatcher Pool’s Wednesday night sessions are a better place to practice rescues and wet exits

    Class Size: Attendance for each class will be limited to 5 students for each instructor.   

    How to Sign Up -   Click on the "Register" box in the left column of this page.

    Enrollees must be registered HCKC Members and will be accepted based on the date that they register through the HCKC Event Calendar or e-mail to Duane Garloch (duane.garloch@gmail.com).  Please do not sign up unless you can stay for the entire clinic (9:00 am to 3:30 pm).

    What to Bring: 
    Kayak/Personal Gear:  
    Please bring your kayak, life jacket, paddle, paddling jacket, sun screen, lunch, and water. Also bring a face mask to be warn at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained.
    Safety equipment that you normally carry (e.g., pump, paddle float, stirrup, tow or throw rope …) Please don’t buy safety equipment just for this class since you have a chance to ask and figure out what makes sense for you.
    Paddling Clothing—Even though you won’t intentionally be capsizing, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and water.  Bring a wind-proof paddling jacket since it may be windy and cool.  We will get out more info on what to wear in the pre-class e-mail.
    Spare clothes in a dry bag!  (Just in case)Questions—Please think about what you want to learn before the class and come with questions.

    Schedule:             9:00 am                          Meet at Designated Location
    9:30 am                          Be dressed to paddle with your boat at the launch area
    9:30 am—3:30 pm           Class   
    We will take an hour around Noon for lunch and a safety discussion.



    • August 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Indianapolis, IN
    Register

    On August 22nd, we will offer our last one-day introductory and intermediate skills sessions for 2020.  This class is  free for registered HCKC members.

    We will break our class up into Introductory and Intermediate Sections.

    Note: Before attending this traing, participants will are requested to complete a Waiver/COVID Screening Form and e-mail it to the Duane Garloch (duane.garloch@gmail.com) - doing this "on-line" will limit required contact during the event. 

    Introductory Section -  ACA Introduction to Paddling Class

    Target Paddlers:  Newer HCKC members who have never taken a class or who want to tune up their strokes in their recreational, touring or sea kayak.  Parents with children over 13 year old may enroll with their children in this class.
    Class Content:  Here’s a way to jumpstart your paddling!  As a new kayaker, you may know how to move your boat around in calm water.  We will work with you to make your paddling easier and more efficient—to give you more control over your boat.  We will work on your basic knowledge, strokes, and other paddling skills that you may need to safely enjoy the sport.  This course is based on the American Canoe Association “Introduction to Kayaking” course.  This is also a great opportunity to ask any question that you might have about paddling, equipment, or the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club.
    Your instructor will first talk about the basics and then quickly get on the water to teach you how to move your boat forward, backwards, and sideways as well as how to turn and stop.  .

     Intermediate Section - Intermediate Techniques and Refinement
    We will be teaching Intermediate topics TBD.  You may sign up for the class that you would like to attend.  We can handle up to 5  students in each class.
    These classes are for recreational, touring, and sea kayak paddlers.


    Your Chance of Immersion: We will demonstrate rescue skills in the Intro class but you won’t intentionally be getting into the water at this clinic unless you want to practice rescues.  Thatcher Pool’s Wednesday night sessions are a better place to practice rescues and wet exits

    Class Size: Attendance for each class will be limited to 5 students for each instructor.   

    How to Sign Up -   Click on the "Register" box in the left column of this page.

    Enrollees must be registered HCKC Members and will be accepted based on the date that they register through the HCKC Event Calendar or e-mail to Duane Garloch (duane.garloch@gmail.com).  Please do not sign up unless you can stay for the entire clinic (9:00 am to 3:30 pm).

    What to Bring: 
    Kayak/Personal Gear:  
    Please bring your kayak, life jacket, paddle, paddling jacket, sun screen, lunch, and water. Also bring a face mask to be warn at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained.
    Safety equipment that you normally carry (e.g., pump, paddle float, stirrup, tow or throw rope …) Please don’t buy safety equipment just for this class since you have a chance to ask and figure out what makes sense for you.
    Paddling Clothing—Even though you won’t intentionally be capsizing, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and water.  Bring a wind-proof paddling jacket since it may be windy and cool.  We will get out more info on what to wear in the pre-class e-mail.
    Spare clothes in a dry bag!  (Just in case)Questions—Please think about what you want to learn before the class and come with questions.

    Schedule:             9:00 am                          Meet at Designated Location
    9:30 am                          Be dressed to paddle with your boat at the launch area
    9:30 am—3:30 pm           Class   
    We will take an hour around Noon for lunch and a safety discussion.



Past events

June 20, 2020 (Canceled) SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
May 30, 2020 (Canceled) Kayaking Skills Clinic - May
April 18, 2020 (Canceled) WW Training P3: Flatrock River
February 29, 2020 SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class + CPR/AED Option
February 09, 2020 All: Trip Planning and Management Clinic
November 30, 2019 HCKC Pool Sessions
August 24, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - August
August 01, 2019 Temporary Pool Session Gustafson Park
July 20, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - July
June 01, 2019 SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
May 18, 2019 Voyageur Canoe Training
May 11, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - May
May 04, 2019 Voyageur Canoe Training
April 27, 2019 Training: ACA L3-L4 Swiftwater Rescue Course (2-Day)
April 26, 2019 FW/WW: Beginner Trip to Smoky Mtns, NC w/Roger Starring
April 03, 2019 Pool Session
March 17, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
March 03, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
February 17, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
February 03, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 26, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 06, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
November 24, 2018 HCKC Pool Sessions
November 10, 2018 HCKC Annual Meeting
August 18, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
July 28, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic (July)
July 28, 2018 Introductory Tandem Canoe Skills Class
June 23, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 02, 2018 SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
May 26, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
March 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
March 04, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
February 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
February 03, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
November 25, 2017 Pool Session.
September 30, 2017 ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Class
August 19, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
July 16, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 27, 2017 Fly Fishing 101
June 24, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 17, 2017 SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
May 20, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
April 05, 2017 Pool Session.
March 05, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
February 18, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
December 03, 2016 Pool Session
August 17, 2016 Pool Session
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