Introduction to Kayaking: Basics & Balance

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 on-land and on-water instruction. With a guide at the helm, you will attend a detailed instruction program to prepare you for adventuring out on the water. Be it with old friends or new, you will bask in the tranquility of the lake while exploring the freedom that kayaking can offer. There will be a 30-minute break for a light snack or to change clothes before the on-water section of the class. 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 or visit Space is limited and registration is required.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm (class starts promptly at 9:00am)
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

Register Online


  • 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.