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A Connecticut
paddlesports training
company

Changing Tides PaddleCraft offers kayak, canoe and SUP (standup paddle board) skills training in Connecticut and New York. We are proud that our Instructors are trained and Certified by the American Canoe Association - the benchmark for paddling Instruction in North America. Together our staff span a broad range of paddling disciplines from flat water to moving water in coastal and river environments. We bring depth of experience and love of the outdoors to the art of building your paddling skills. We regularly publicise the latest news about our company and its offerings of training classes, certification and tours.

News on our Classes and Events

New Haven Harbor from Lighthouse Point Park
 
 
 

Winter Paddlers Winter paddling is not for everyone. Extreme care should be excercised in choosing an appropriate location with safety in mind. Winter paddlers need special clothing to protect against both hypothermia and cold shock if accidental immersion occurs. Paddling in the winter months can be rewarding because waters are relatively free of other boaters, but also there is less chance of someone offering aid in an emergency. Never paddle alone is the paddlers rule, and in the winter it is imperitive that it be followed rigorously. Also consider the training and gear of those in your party. All should have good equipment and be well trained. Visit our Planning page for more information on trip planning. We offer cold water clinics - call us for scheduling.

Camp Directors Check out our updated offering on Camps programs. After 15 years of working with camps all over the Northeast we have developed a comprehensie progam of paddler training aimed at the needs of Camps, Scout Troups and Clubs. Consult our Camps page for more details. The start of the camps season coincides with our busy season, so begin scheduling as early as possible. Call us at 860-799-5459 with questions.

Just for you! Private Lessons: Construct a custom class to fit your exact needs and schedule! Register for a private or semi-private lesson at the level of your choice. For details check out our Class Description or call us at 860-799-5459 to discuss your needs and plan a class.


 
  • Private (one student): $75/hr/student
  • Semi-Private (two students): $45/hr/student
  • Boat rental: iquire
  • Pool or Access Fee: as appropriate, inquire

Extensive Capabilities! ACA Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainer: We offer ACA skills classes and skill assessments in coastal kayak (L4), canoe (L2) and Standup Paddle Board - SUP (L2), as well as ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training/Assessment and ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Development, Certication and Updates (L4). For more information on class capabilities visit our Classes page. For more details about our company and staff visit our About page. Please feel free to call Elizabeth at 860-799-5459 for specific support of your training needs.

 
 


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