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The CKC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing Baltimore-area residents with a convenient and inexpensive way to learn and enjoy the sport of kayaking. Since the club was founded, in 1999, we've grown to over 400 members. We're unique in that we don't require any prior kayaking experience. In fact, you don't even have to own a kayak!
Members join for the duration of the current season. See our Join or Renew page for current membership rates. Our season runs approximately May through October, with the precise opening and closing dates determined, for safety reasons, by water temperature and weather conditions.
All new members complete a basic, "Quick Start" training class, taught by American Canoe Association-certified instructors, during which they learn the basic skills they need to get out on the water. The cost of the class is included in the membership fee. After training, members are given access to our fleet of more than 75 kayaks, as well as our supply of paddles and life vests, spread among six different waterfront locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Members can paddle as often as they like, at any location, without making reservations, and with no per-use charge. It's as simple as that!
In addition, members may choose to participate in scheduled group outings throughout our six-month season. Our on-line forum, and our monthy Happy Hours at various locations, provide opportunities to meet other members and make new paddling partners. Members may also choose to attend additional training classes to improve upon the skills learned in their initial training.
Even if you're a more experienced paddler, with your own kayak, the CKC can help you get out on the water more often by eliminating the hassle of loading and unloading your kayak on those occasions when time is limited. After work on a Wednesday? Before breakfast on Saturday? Our kayaks are ready and waiting, right by the water!
So take a few minutes to look through this site, and find out how you can enjoy six months of nearly unlimited paddling time at about 10% of the cost of one our kayaks! If you have questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members must be at least 18 years of age. Please see our Club Rules page for specific rules governing paddling times.
Canton Kayak Club is a non-profit organization *