Kayak with Trackers! Paddle and play through local waterways with our traditional handcrafted boats. During this week campers journey along our local rivers and lakes. They take to the water everyday paddling the Trackers fleet, watching for wildlife: birds, deer and even otters.
We teach the fundamentals of kayaking and boating; from proper gear to the crucial safety principles of self rescue in a kayak (practiced in calm shore waters with instructors "spotting" students). Plus, we cover techniques such as efficient paddling, knots and other mariner skills. Our program goes beyond learning to kayak, we also track animals, play in the water and much more.
Trackers boats are unique. Skin-on-frame kayaks evolved over thousands of years in some of the most arduous waters in the world, such as the Arctic Ocean. The "skin" of our highly flexible and resilient boats is ballistic-grade nylon-the same material used in bulletproof vests. The wood frames are lashed and pegged using traditional construction techniques. Because of their natural profile, our boats also encourage closer encounters with wildlife.