Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Training Calendar 

Upcoming events

    • November 24, 2018
    • March 09, 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Thatcher Recreation Center 4649 W. Vermont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

    HCKC Pool Sessions

    To Sign Up:  Contact Dave Ellis to make sure that some one who you can work with will be there.

    Saturday Pool Session - 10:00 am to Noon  
    From Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018
     through Saturday, March 9, 2018

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice paddle strokes, bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    HCKC POOL POLICIES

    • Participants must sign in each session and pay $10.00 per family per session to cover pool rental.
    • Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
    • First time participants must check-in with the pool coordinator before entering the pool.
    • Participants must be able to swim.
    • Participants must have the ability to self-rescue (wet exit at a minimum). 
    • First time visitors must demonstrate this ability.
    • Participation is restricted to HCKC members and their one-time guests.
    • Participants must maintain control of their boats and equipment at all times.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • There will be no swimming or diving.
    • Participants are expected to be courteous and safety conscious at all times.
    • Indy Park Rules require that no one or their equipment is allowed on the pool deck before the designated start time and that all boats and gear must be removed from the pool deck promptly at the designated end time.

    Pool sessions are held at:

    Thatcher Recreation Center
    4649 W. Vermont St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46222


    • February 17, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • March 03, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • March 17, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • May 04, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • May 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Camp Belzer, 6102 Boyscout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

    This is a non-club event.  The local BSA council has an extended an offer to HCKC Members to attend its comprehensive adult canoe training course. The spring course is a two-weekend event that will be held May 4-5, and May 18-19.  An additional kayak training will be held May 25 if enough participants sign up.  The two-weekend course is intended to prepare participants to learn the basics of canoeing, as well as planning and safely executing a canoe trek to the Boundary Waters/Quetico, or other locations.  The course is a combination of on-water and indoor/outdoor classroom.  Food is provided as part of the course fee (Sat. Lunch/Dinner & Sun. Breakfast/Lunch).  Participants may stay at home, or camp at Belzer during the course. Instructors are a combination of ACA Tandem Canoe Instructors, and BSA Instructors.

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Adults 18 or older, Proof of swimming ability, BSA health form parts A & B, Liability waiver

    SKILL INSTRUCTION:  Canoe/paddle nomenclature, Canoe strokes and maneuvers, Reading water, Navigation Principles, Portage & carry techniques, Water rescues, Loading & unloading techniques, On water communications, Proper PFD selection & wear

    TRIP PLANNING:  Crew member selection, Proper gear choices (Personal & Crew Equipment), 1st aid recommendations, Map and Compass basics, Knots, Trip planning essentials, Training your team

    For More Information: http://www.voyageurbsa.org/index.html

    Registration is through the BSA.

    CONTACT/REGISTRATION:  David Bardos- Voyageur Course Director, Phone: 317-518-7215, David.Bardos@att.net

    or

    Brent Saucerman-Voyageur Staff Instructor/HCKC Member, Phone: 317-523-8417, Av8rsauce@email.com

    COST: 

    -Early Bird Discount BEFORE April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$ 90, Non-affiliated Adult- $120

    -ON or AFTER April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$100, Non-affiliated Adult-$130     

    ADD ON KAYAK =                 $25

    Partial Scholarships may be available to registered BSA Adult Leaders.

                                  $ 90

    Non-affiliated Adult                                   $120

    ON or AFTER April 15th

    Registered BSA Adult                                $100

    Non-affiliated Adult                                  $130     

    ADD ON KAYAK = $25


    • May 18, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • May 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Camp Belzer, 6102 Boyscout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

    This is a non-club event.  The local BSA council has an extended an offer to HCKC Members to attend its comprehensive adult canoe training course. The spring course is a two-weekend event that will be held May 4-5, and May 18-19.  An additional kayak training will be held May 25 if enough participants sign up.  The two-weekend course is intended to prepare participants to learn the basics of canoeing, as well as planning and safely executing a canoe trek to the Boundary Waters/Quetico, or other locations.  The course is a combination of on-water and indoor/outdoor classroom.  Food is provided as part of the course fee (Sat. Lunch/Dinner & Sun. Breakfast/Lunch).  Participants may stay at home, or camp at Belzer during the course. Instructors are a combination of ACA Tandem Canoe Instructors, and BSA Instructors.

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Adults 18 or older, Proof of swimming ability, BSA health form parts A & B, Liability waiver

    SKILL INSTRUCTION:  Canoe/paddle nomenclature, Canoe strokes and maneuvers, Reading water, Navigation Principles, Portage & carry techniques, Water rescues, Loading & unloading techniques, On water communications, Proper PFD selection & wear

    TRIP PLANNING:  Crew member selection, Proper gear choices (Personal & Crew Equipment), 1st aid recommendations, Map and Compass basics, Knots, Trip planning essentials, Training your team

    For More Information: http://www.voyageurbsa.org/index.html

    Registration is through the BSA.

    CONTACT/REGISTRATION:  David Bardos- Voyageur Course Director, Phone: 317-518-7215, David.Bardos@att.net

    or

    Brent Saucerman-Voyageur Staff Instructor/HCKC Member, Phone: 317-523-8417, Av8rsauce@email.com

    COST: 

    -Early Bird Discount BEFORE April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$ 90, Non-affiliated Adult- $120

    -ON or AFTER April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$100, Non-affiliated Adult-$130     

    ADD ON KAYAK =                 $25

    Partial Scholarships may be available to registered BSA Adult Leaders.

                                  $ 90

    Non-affiliated Adult                                   $120

    ON or AFTER April 15th

    Registered BSA Adult                                $100

    Non-affiliated Adult                                  $130     

    ADD ON KAYAK = $25


    • June 01, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA
    Registration is closed

    ((Preliminary Course Information - Check the June Newsletter for Final Details))

    Event Coordinator:  TBA

    We are holding a one-day clinic and practice session on Open Water Rescue for sea kayakers.  This clinic is a chance for new paddlers to learn open water rescue techniques and a chance for more experienced paddlers to compare techniques and practice them in a safe environment. This clinic is important since kayakers need to regularly practice these skills so they are “fresh” when we get into a real rescue situation —you want to know how to get yourself or someone else back in their boat quickly and on your first attempt. Open water paddlers should take this course before attempting any "big water" adventures with or without a group.

    We will start off each teaching segment by systematically walking through the steps to complete a rescue so that newer paddlers can learn the tricks associated with performing each rescue.  After walking through “one way to do a rescue”, we will compare notes and discuss/demonstrate alternative approaches that people may have seen.

    Course Content:  At the course, we will cover the following topics:

    ·         Wet exiting your boat

    ·        Solo Reentries (Paddle Float, Cowboy, Reenter and Roll)

    ·         Assisted Reentries (T-Rescue, Stirrup Rescue, Scoop Rescue)

    ·         Towing - contact tows, short tows, and regular tows. Will discuss when to start towing and when towing may be needed to assist a rescue   (I will bring extra tow ropes if you don’t have one.)

    Course Details

    Location:     Geist Park – Contact me if you are not sure how to get there.

    Schedule:      
    9:30 am                     Please get to Geist Park early enough to be able
                                       launch at this time
    9:30 am – 9:45 am    Introductions/Shore-Based Training
    9:45 am                     On-Water Training
    1:30 pm                     Return to Geist Park for Wrap-Up

    Required Equipment: (Contact the Event Coordiantor or Jim Sprandel if you want an exception to these requirements since we may have extra equipment that you can borrow):  

    Touring Kayak or Sea Kayak (14’ or longer) with perimeter deck lines running to the bow and stern of your boat.   Must have sealed fore and aft bulkheads or fore/aft air float bags. 

    Spray Skirt – We will be practicing bracing and Eskimo bow rescues so you will need a spray skirt .

    Life jacket, pump, dry clothes, sun screen.

    Paddle – It is best to bring the paddle that you normally paddle with.

    Snack/Water – We will probably work through to 1:30 pm without stopping for lunch.  Please bring a snack and water since boat re-entry really can wear a person out.

    Recommended Equipment: (Please bring if you have it – Don’t buy it if you don’t already have.)

    Paddle Float, tow rope, rescue stirrup

    Wet Suit or Dry Suit—Depending on the weather, you may want at least a wet suit to be comfortable.

    Nose clipsNose clips are strongly recommended since we will be getting in the water.

    Contact Information:   Please register by  May 30.  Contact the event coordinator or Jim Sprandel  if you have any questions about the course.

    How to Register:  Click Register in the left-hand column of this page.

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