Learn With ohio's best instructors
41° North offers a full line-up of American Canoe Association (ACA) approved kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) courses, taught by professional certified ACA instructors. In fact, we offer the most comprehensive instructional program in the lower Great Lakes, with classes for beginners through training and certification for instructors and guides.
More Time on the water , Less time on the shore
Our classes are sequenced to help you develop core skills and have fun doing it. And, since we know that the key to learning is doing, our programs maximize your time on the water, rather than on the shore.
Small Class sizes ensure you wont get lost in the crowd
Group lessons are regularly scheduled throughout the paddling season. We maintain strict 6:1 student:teacher ratios (3:1 for kayak roll classes) to ensure that you get plenty of individualized attention. We also offer private lessons and custom group programs tailored to your learning goals. Private lessons are $60 per hour, minimum 3 hrs. The price for group programs varies based on the size, location, and duration of the class.
When It comes to gear, we've got you covered
All equipment for you class is included at no additional cost. For kayak classes, we supply a recreational touring or sea kayak, spray skirt, paddle, life jacket, paddle float, and bilge pump; SUP classes include a stand-up paddleboard, paddle, life jacket, and leash). Our kayak rolling classes include use of a whitewater kayak, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, and life jacket.