Note: The sessions described below is typical during our winter season in the pool. Things are a bit less structured in the summer at our Hudson River location. Follow our Meetup.com events for the latest schedule and session details.
Which session is right for me?
The winter 2023 NYKP schedule includes two sessions per week. They have different objectives and are aimed at different levels of skill/experience. Please sign up at our Meetup.com page!
I’ve Never Kayaked Before, Which Session Should I Join?
Due to intense aquatic engagement, our sessions are intended for paddlers with intermediate to advanced kayaking skills, especially using a decked boat. They are not recommended for those new to kayaking. Exceptions may be made upon speaking with session hosts on a case-by-case basis, so feel free to send a message to them through Meetup. We recommend the KCCNY pool sessions to get started: https://kccny.org/pool-sessions/.
What do I need to Bring?
We supply boats, paddles, spraydecks, life jackets (PFDs) and helmets. Please bring water shorts, rash guard, water shoes, water bottle and towel/shower stuff.
Can I Just Turn-Up at the Pool?
No – please sign-up to the Meetup event so we know you are coming. Without a minimum of 8 people signed up 48-hours in advance, pool sessions will be cancelled. Also, the pool door may be locked, so we will look out for you if we know you are coming. We don’t want wasted journeys!