Kayak Instruction, Tours and Trips 

Whether you are a seasoned paddler or have never been in a kayak before, our professional instructors will help you exceed your expectations... 


        American Canoe Association Certified Kayak Instructors 

        Wilderness First Responder Certified Kayak Instructors 

        Full Range of Equipment for your use (You may also choose to use your own Equipment) 

        Creative Interactive program Design 

        Transferable Life Skills and Self Empowerment 


Kayaking (Click above to view General Kayak Flyer) 

Kayak Trips:
FAMILY CAMP/ PADDLE ADVENTURE--PENINSULA STATE PARK DOOR COUNTY Discover the adventure and tranquility of this area!  A group campsite will be provided and staff will be available to help with campfires and games, guided kayak tours and instruction.  Participants will bring their own camping gear and provide their own meals.  Biking and hiking trails are numerous for your own enjoyment.  Evenings will bring campfire games/stories.

PADDLE LAKE SUPERIOR--APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKE SHORE It is your time to paddle the largest, clearest and most pristine of the Great Lakes.  Surround yourself in breath taking beauty while paddling crystal clear water and exploring sea caves, hiking an island forest by wood plank trails and enjoying meals prepared by your campsite fire on Sand Island.  NO EXPERIENCE NECCESARY.  Under the instruction and guidance of our staff, you can experience this event!  Boat, paddle and PFD also provided. 

Kayak Classes:

Learn the basics of kayaking with instruction on wet exits, strokes, safety and acquiring skills for entry level paddlers.  Boat, paddle and PFD provided, or bring your own. 

INTRO TO SEA KAYAKThis is a full day class on the water with some on-land instruction.  Topics to include wet exits, strokes, safety, equipment, and rescue techniques.  Wind, weather and waves may be included with on-land instruction.  Boat, paddle and PFD provided.

INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKThis is a full day on the water.  We start out with some instruction about reading the river, ferry lines and eddy's.  We will progress to some quiet water for learning wet exits, strokes and boat maneuvering/safety.  Then off to some class I and II rapids to practice our new skills.  Boat, paddle, PFD and helmet provided.

KAYAK RESCUE & TOWINGNow that you have learned the basic strokes, and may have a couple experiences on the water, this class will review rescue techniques.  We will review the paddle float-rescue, T-rescue and others, such as the scoop rescue, as time permits.  Kayak and boating safety will be reviewed including rules of the nautical road, weather, wind and waves.  Boat, paddle, PFD provided--bring your own if applicable.

KAYAK TOURS/ WOMEN'S PADDLEJoin Oneida Adventures staff for a guided kayak tour on a local river/lake.  We provide the boat, paddle, PFD and guide/instructing.  Ages 12 and up may be able to paddle their own kayak.  Tandem kayaks also available.



Mark Steinbach - Department Director and Adventure Instructor

490-3846     msteinba@oneidanation.org

Cindy Young - Department Supervisor and Adventure Instructor

490-3863     cyoung@oneidanation.org

Kip Miller - Adventure Instructor
490-3810     kmiller@oneidanation.org

Shannon Steif - Adventure Instructor

490-3818     ssteif@oneidanation.org