Living in Boise, Idaho we have the great outdoors as backyard and there is SO much to do during the summer. I feel like I have the longest summer bucketlist after moving to Idaho last fall. Now that it's warm again, it's time to check some of these things off my list. I've been wanting to do some kayaking and even some stand up paddle boarding but before I hit the Boise river, I could use some practice.

Thankfully, there are some resources around Boise that provide lessons for kayaking, SUP, and other water sports and for a well-worth it price too. Idaho River Sports offers intro classes every week.

If you're interested in learning all the basics of how to paddle board, the SUP Intro class is for you! You'll learn the proper stance for balance and control, basic paddle strokes and techniques from American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors. You'll also gets tips on selecting the right board and paddle for your size and paddling style. Intro courses are held on Quinn's Pond and no experience is necessary. Classes happen every Saturday at 3:00 pm

Whether you're entirely new to kayaking or are just looking for a refresher course, the introductory course for recreational and flatwater kayaking is offered every Monday at 5:30 pm. You'll start with basic strokes and cover proper use and implementation of all the strokes used for proper, safe, and injury free kayak paddling.

Each class costs $37.00 and includes a complete includes a board/boat and paddle.

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