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Introduction to Kayaking: Basics & Balance

August 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Introduction to Kayaking: Basics & Balance

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20 (2-Session Instruction)
Time: Session 1 – Saturday, August 19 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm • Session 2 – Sunday, August 20 from 11:00am – 1:00pm OR Sunday, August 20 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (classes start promptly, participants must check-in 30 minutes before the start of Session 2)
Difficulty Level: beginner, no experience required
Ages: 16 & above (participants under 18 must have parent/guardian supervision while at the lake)
Cost: $35.00 per person (includes all lake fees and rental costs: kayak, paddle, & PFD)
Location: Graham-Mebane Lake • 3218 Bason Road, Mebane, NC 27302

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Nestled between Graham and Mebane lies the gorgeous flat water of the Graham-Mebane Lake. Graham Recreation & Parks invites you to come out and learn the basics of kayaking. With a guide at the helm, you will attend a detailed 2-session instruction program in one weekend to prepare you for adventuring out on the water. Session 1 will be an outdoor classroom based at our lake shelter to prepare you for your first foray on the water in Session 2. Be it with old friends or new, you will bask in the tranquility of the lake while exploring the freedom that kayaking can offer. Online registration is currently open and closes at 5:00pm the day prior to the program date or when maximum attendance is reached. You will receive a confirmation receipt through email at the time of registering. For more information, please call Graham-Mebane Lake at (919) 563-6544. Space is limited and reservations are required.


  • Know how to swim
  • Review and complete the waiver
  • Must wear properly fitted PFD (for paddling) while on water
  • Bring water shoes or closed-toe shoes
  • Bring an attachable water bottle (attach to vest or kayak)

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes (dress for the weather)
  • Wicking or quick dry
  • Synthetic instead of cotton
  • Water shoes
  • Hat/Sunglasses (with a strap to secure to you)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen (leave in a dry sack or in a vehicle once applied)
  • Dry Sack and/or Waterproof phone case
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel by 5:00pm the day before the class date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this time.

Inclement Weather Policy: All Paddle Classes are subject to cancellation or postponement due to weather. In the event of inclement weather, all attendees will be offered a change of date for the class or a refund. Please provide a valid email address during registration to ensure you receive confirmation and communication regarding your paddle class.


August 20, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Graham Recreation & Parks
(336) 513-5510
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Graham-Mebane Lake
3218 Bason Road
Mebane, NC 27302 United States
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(919) 563-6544
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