Chicagoland Canoe Base

Kayak School

Our Kayak school has been closed, and for anyone who want a kayak class, you can contact one of the following addresses:


Students call 708-383-5200 to register. Sunday nights, 6:00 pm. Class starts January 9th and runs 10 weeks. Instructors call John Karch (847)391-2822

LATTOF YMCA (Des Plaines) The Latoff DesPlaines session will start Jan. 11. Instructors can call J. Cronin at 847-270-5779 W or (847)526-6472 H or email james To enroll call YMCA @ (847)296-3376

EVANSTON YMCA The eight week spring session at the McGaw YMCA IN Evanston will begin Sunday, January 9. Classroom time begins at 5:00. Student pool time is 6:00-7:30. Instructor pool time is 7:30-8:30. Instructors must contact (847)244-7013. Students may also contact Mitch for information about the class but must contact the McGaw YMCA (847)475-7400 to register. Mitch is hoping to retire as lead instructor at this location soon so helpers who are interested in assuming a leadership role are especially encouraged.

NEW CITY YMCA 1515 N. Halsted St. Chicago.

Whitewater Kayaking Sundays Pool Time 4:30 - 6:30pm Pool time 5:30 - 6:30pm. Fee: YMCA  members $75, all others $150.

Advanced Whitewater Sundays Pool Time 4:30 - 6:30pm Fee: YMCA  members $40, all others $80. For class reservations, please call the New City YMCA at 312-440-7272. For informations about the classes, email or call Astrid Fingerhut at 773-206-2338

CONANT HIGH SCHOOL (Schaumburg) Classes start on Thursday, February 16 and run through March 30. Clasroom 7:30 - 8 pm; student's pooltime 5 - 9 pm; instructor's pooltime 9 - 10 pm. Students register by calling (847)755-6820; instructors contact Marge Cline (847)639-7336 or

CONANT HIGH SCHOOL (Schaumburg) Contemporary Solo Canoeing. Classes start on Tuesday, February 14 and run trough March 28. Classroom 7:30 - 8 pm; student's pooltime 8- 9 pm; instructor's pooltime 9 - 10 pm. Students register by calling (847)755-6820; instructors contact Marge Cline (847)639-7336 or


NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, 899 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL, starting Sunday, January 9, 2005 through March 13. 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Everyone needs to be out of the building by noon. No swimmers while boats are in the pool. Individual lesson fees are $10 per person and must be accompanied by a signed waiver each week. You can also opt to sign up in advance for all 9 sessions, sign a single waiver ane pay a flat fee of $60. If you plan to do so, contact Brian Pour (NNHS Aquatic Director) by email and let him know. Bring your boat and gear. WAsh boats before putting into the pool.

Contact: Brian Pour, aquatic director

Contact Jim Berg at with any questions. There is no need to pre-register for the open pool sessions.

VERNON HILLS YMCA. Open pool sessions at the Vernon Hills YMCA on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. There is boat storage for up to 8 boats. the sessions should run through the end of March. These sessions while relaxed and friendly, offer a great enviroment to practice and improve your roll, All paddlers are welcome. Any questions should be directed to Barry Meyer at 847-362-1590. Cost is $5 per night.


MORRIS OPEN POOL SESSIONS hosted by Morris Marathon Canoe Club January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27; 608 pm. Morris Community High School Pool 1000 Union St., Moris, IL, (Behind the school of Redskin Drive. (Drive next to the tennis courts).

Adults $8 per session/Students $5; Adults $40 for all six sessions. Contacts: Ben Josefik


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