This course is designed for those who want to learn more about kayak camping. Students will learn about proper kayak and gear selection and the essential paddle strokes needed to control your kayak on longer trips and on larger bodies of water, bracing to help prevent capsizes and build your confidence. REI's expert instructors will also focus on how to pack your kayak, camp cooking, navigation, water treatment, and Leave No Trace Etiquette. These skills will become the foundation of your kayaking camping adventures, and will enable you to begin to explore new venues safely and responsibly. Sleeping bag is NOT provided. Recommended for ages 12 and older; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.