Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard Instruction

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

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 (SUP). 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!

•Our Kayak Rolling classes are taught in the warmth of a local indoor pool and are a great way to get a jump on the paddling season! Check out our 2 formats for learning to roll!

•Only a few spots remain for Wilderness First Aid - May 3-4, 2014.
Gain the confidence that comes from being prepared! Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience. This is a great class that usually fills quickly! Check it out here!

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.

•Teachers! Don't miss our popular "Out of the Classroom: Canoeing and Kayaking Adventures for Teachers" experiential education course set for Aug 4-7, 2014. Learn all about it , including how you can earn 2 graduate credits from Viterbo University.

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