Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard Instruction

Check out our programs for 2018!

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 30 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 for some on-water fun and learning this season!

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

Wilderness First Aid
Join Rutabaga and NOLS Wilderness Medicine for WFA on May 5-6, 2018. The class usually fills quickly so sign up today! More info can be found here.

ACA Instructor Certification
Our ACA Instructor Certification courses are now open for registration:
Essentials of Kayak Touring L2 ICW - June 15-17, 2018
Essentials of SUP L2 ICW - June 22-24, 2018
Essentials of River Canoe L2 ICW - June 29-July 1, 2018

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

See you on the water!

Nancy Saulsbury
Amelia Musser
Rutabaga Outdoor Programs