Two new St. Joe Kayak Classes Announced

In partnership with the Berrien Paddlers Group, Go Kayak Now! will run the wildly successfull Paddling in Current Class again.

It will be held 3-5 PM Saturday June 18th. We are still picking a launch spot on the river, so stay tuned on that. Cost is $25.00 per person. Rentals available from Lee’s for $10.00

We will also be holding a two day course again for Risk Management and Incident Management.

Risk Management Aug 6th
10:00 AM St. Joseph Public Library.

The on land course will cover the following in roughly 4 hours and is open to anyone with no pre-requisites:

Introduction to Risk Management
Risks in sea kayaking
Wind and Waves
Time of Day
Risk Plotting
Exercise in Risk Plotting (break for lunch)
Dressing For Paddling
Safety Equipment for paddling group exercise
Group Management and Leadership Intro
CLAP (communication line of sight avoidance and positioning)
CLAP Exercise

Cost $50.00

Incident Management Aug 7th
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
On Water is scenarios using terrain features of the local area we will be paddling and applying everything from the Risk Management Course.

Requirement for the on water class are a sea kayak with bulkheads, life-jacket, warm water immersion gear, tow-belt, bilge pump, spare clothes in a drybag, spare paddle.

Rescues and the Risk Management course are prerequisites for this course. This class has significant mental and physical demands so please contact me to sign-up.

Class is limited to 16 students so sign up early.

Cost $85.00


  1. I will be coming to your Current class in SJ, weather permitting.

  2. Want to take River currents class, can you send me a map of how to get there, can I pay w/cc? or cash? Julie Mitchell 2931 Nagle Ct. Keego Harbor MI 48320 phone 248-683-1362. Have my own boat etc. Heard about you at WMCKA from Phyllis, please call me thanks.

  3. Wanting to attend your current class and risk assesment. How do I send the money?