Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard Instruction

Learn to Canoe, Kayak or Stand Up Paddle with Rutabaga Outdoor Programs!

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer - that means we'll soon be enjoying summer fun! Hooray!

Whether you’re new to paddling or a seasoned veteran, Rutabaga Outdoor Programs can help you improve the quality and enjoyment of your paddling experiences. For over 20 years we’ve taught thousands of children and adults the skills to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddling. We invite you to discover our wide range of classes for all ages and abilities. We hope you'll join us on the water this season!

Summer Fun for Kids! There is a lot of summer fun to be had on the water! Get your kids outdoors with Rutabaga's Kids Paddling Camps.

Kayak Rolling - We offer two versions of our popular beginner kayak rolling classes. Check out which class is best for you and what dates are available.

Wilderness First Aid - Join Rutabaga and Wilderness Medical Associates for WFA on April 25-26, 2015. The class is filling quickly so sign up today! More info can be found here.

American Canoe Association Instructor Certification - Check out Rutabaga's ACA instructor certification courses for Canoe, Kayak and SUP. Learn more about how you can share your love of paddling!

Door County Sea Kayak Symposium
Discover the beauty of Door County from a sea kayak and become part of the kayaking community! Learn more and register at

Thanks & think Spring!!

Nancy Saulsbury
Amelia Musser
Rutabaga Outdoor Programs