Adaptive Kayak Training
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 (11:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Adaptive kayaks are designed to help people with mobility challenges, such as wheelchair users, to get out on the water.
This event is designed for Hoofer volunteers and Outdoor UW Staff to learn about disability and about adaptive kayaks, how to help people in and out of them, their features, and how to deal with a capsize. We will be learning from Rachael Lewandowski-Sarette, who is the On-Site and Accessibility Program Coordinator at Upham Woods, and other Upham Woods staff.
There is one adaptive kayak available at Outdoor UW, and one is also owned by Upham Woods.
ABOUT UPHAM WOODS:
Upham Woods is a summer camp located just north of Wisconsin Dells. It is a part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension.
Upham Woods is located at N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Join this event
Complete this form for Upham Woods, including an Emergency Medical Treatment release.
Indicate to the event organizers whether you will join the Fleet Vehicle transportation (departing from Memorial Union at 11:30am) or whether you will arrange your own transportation to Upham Woods by 12:45 PM.
11:30 AM: if joining the Fleet transportation, meet at Park Street Circle, the north end of Park Street, outside the northwest corner of Memorial Union.
12:45 pm: Meet at Upham Woods
1-2 pm: adaptive kayak basics (set-up, transfers, disabilities 101)
2-4 pm: Canoe/Kayak along the Wisconsin River and potentially practice saving a tipped adaptive kayak- you may bring your own kayak for this part of the training or use the equipment provided by Upham Woods.
5:30PM: Return to Madison
WHAT TO BRING:
Clothing that you can get wet (plan to be completely wet, in the water)
Shoes that you can get wet and will stay on your feet (for example, no flipflops)
A glasses strap if you wear glasses
Dry clothing to change into, including dry shoes
Optional: you may bring your own kayak for the on-water portion of the training.
- Event Type
- Educational Event (passive learning, no rating)
- Accommodation Information
- Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
- Driving or Travel Details
- Upham Woods is located at N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
- Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
- Food and Equipment Information
- Trip Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
- Trip Purpose/Goals
- This event is designed for Hoofer volunteers and Outdoor UW Staff to learn about disability and about adaptive kayaks, how to help people in and out of them, their features, and how to deal with a capsize.