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Kayaking Adventures (Grade 2-5)

Location: Burroughs Gym
Lead Instructor(s): Pete Hill

Course Description:

Kayaking Adventures (Grades 2-5)

Burroughs Physical Education Teacher, Mr. Hill has created an after school Kayaking Adventure class at Lake Harriet that is perfect for the child that needs more movement in their lives (no kayaking experience necessary). While at our favorite kayaking spots, students will learn about: trail, boating and water safety, proper identification and use of boating equipment and basic paddling stroke techniques. All boating equipment will be provided including Life Jackets (kayakers may bring their own lifejacket from home). Character building, cooperative skills, individual success and trail, boating and water safety and etiquette are all emphasized. Math, reading, health, nutrition and wellness are incorporated into the lessons. Please bring: Note for classroom teacher is required - stating your child is to go directly to the gym after school, jacket, gloves or mittens, hat, shorts, t-shirts, gym shoes, sweat pants/sweat shirts, life jacket (if desired), snack to eat before each session and a water bottle. See course listing for other specific information.

Course Information:

Classes meet in the Burroughs Gym after school to start, classroom teachers will escort your child from the classroom to the gym. Parents must provide classroom teachers a note stating that your child is to go directly to the gym after school. Students should bring their own snack to have before each session. Students that attend Minneapolis Kids and Rec Plus programs are welcome and encouraged to attend, these students will also be escorted to and from the gym. Active Solutions after school classes are open to any student from any school. If weather plays a factor, classes will be held in the gym and alternative activities will be played; classes will not be cancelled or rescheduled. If MPS cancels all district after school classes for any reason; Active Solutions will need to cancel all classes and they will not be rescheduled (Ski & Snowboard Club is the only exception). Students should register for the grade they are attending this school year, 2023-2024. If a child receives regular one on one type services throughout the regular school year, Active Solutions requires the parent to provide similar one on one type services throughout the duration of any Active Solutions camp or class. Parents will be required to schedule and pay for any fees associated with facilitating a service provider for their child. See course listing and course descriptions for other specific after school class information.


*** Very Important *** Please text/call Pat anytime at 612-802-7882 or email Pat at or Pete anytime at 952-212-7290 or email Pete at if your child will not be attending any given session, we want to make sure all of our students are accounted for. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll need to contact each of your phone numbers until we reach you. Please understand, we take your child’s safety very seriously.