Open Kayak

Open Kayak is an opportunity for individuals to learn about kayaking or practice their existing kayaking skills. Equipment and teaching from qualified instructors is provided.

Come on down and learn how to roll!

The sessions are offered twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Harvey Pool in the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center while the College is in session. Participation is free to Whitman students, faculty and staff.  Occasionally, Kayak Polo will be played in one of the pools, in addition to  general instruction.  This is announced generally a week in advance, and anyone is welcome to join in.

Community members may also participate for $10/night or $50/semester. Payment can be made at an individual session or in advance at the Rental Shop in Reid Campus Center.

Our equipment includes:

  • Over 25 whitewater kayaks, 4 sit on top kayaks, and occasionally sea kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Skirts
  • Personal flotation devices

More information about additional kayaking programs, including outdoor trips, offered by the Outdoor Program can be found on our Water Activities page.

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