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 on the water! Get your kids outdoors with Rutabaga's Kids Paddling Camps!

New for 2018!
Wayne Horodowich, founder of the University of Sea kayaking and frequent Canoecopia speaker, joins us to teach a special on-water class, The Art of Staying Upright in Your Kayak, on July 28 & 29. Space is still available for this unique opportunity!

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