Looking for something fun to do this summer? Have a KOW! Kids on Water that is. This new for 2018 event will provide repeatable, weekly outdoor recreation to your summer fun without having to drive 5 hours north. You can have an authentic outdoor experience right here in Northern Illinois! We’ve done paddle camps, boy scout, and girl scout paddles in the past and we have yet to see a kid not have a good time or come off the water without a smile on their face. Plus, it’s good for your health to get outside! Don’t just take our word for it though as people a lot smarter than us have researched the emotional, intellectual, and social benefits of outdoor recreation.
You can have a KOW in Aurora every Thursday starting May 31 and running until Aug 2. A KOW can be had in Rockford every Friday starting June 1 and running through Aug 17. This paddling experience will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, so lunch time is not missed. Ideally, after having a couple KOWs, you are ready for a river trip! Both Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards are available for use.
Details: A two hour paddling event for parents and their kids. Parents/adults do not have to paddle, but must remain on site. First 30 – 45 minutes is outfitting everyone followed by some on land paddling instruction. After this we head out on the water to practice what was taught. Remaining time is for you to leisurely paddle. Our staff will be on the water paddling as well, so in addition to having a great time, you will paddle away with some knowledge! Note: This is not a swimming event.
Cost: $30 for adults, $20 for kids 17 and under. Includes all the equipment you need (kayak or board, paddle, PFD) and some instruction. Attend 3 of our Kids on Water events and your 4th one is on us! We need a minimum of 6 participants in order to paddle. In the event we do not get at least 6, you will receive a full refund or you can apply to another event, your choice.
Location: Jericho Lake in Aurora, Windsor Lake in Rockford.
To sign up for your chance to enjoy Kids on Water, please visit our events page. If you have any questions or want to sign up over the phone, please give us a call at 630-506-5706 in Aurora or 815-636-9066 in Rockford.