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  The Houston Canoe Club
Share our Joy of Paddling!

P.O. Box 925516
Houston, Texas
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"How'd you like it?"  

Hepburn: "Like it?"  
Bogart:   "Whitewater rapids!"  
Hepburn:   "I never dreamed..."  
Bogart   "I don't blame you for being scared - not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of whitewater..."  
Hepburn:   "I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating."  
    - From the movie, "The African Queen"  

The following Instructors are American Canoe Association (ACA) and American Red Cross (ARC) certified canoe and kayak instructors. Many are members of the Houston Canoe Club. They may be contacted directly and will provide either group or private lessons. Click on "Instructors" in the floating menu to view the Instructors.

There are several groups that hold classes periodically in the greater Houston area. These classes are from flat water to white water and provided by experienced certified instructors. Click on "Classes" in the floating menu to view Classes.

After instruction, practice those new skills at a pool session. Christy Long organizes pool sessions at the Dad's Club pool. Click on "Pool Sessions" in the floating menu to view details about this twice monthly event.

Paddling is more fun when you know how... it's also safer!
Learn the right way.

John Bartos
ACA certified instructor:
Freestyle Solo and Tandem Canoe, and Introduction to Flatwater Paddling.
HCC member.
Patti Carothers
ACA certified instructor/trainer:
Basic River Kayak Paddling, Flatwater Coastal Kayak Paddling, and Introduction to Kayak Paddling.
HCC member.
Pete Cragg
ACA certified instructor:
Basic Kayak Paddling, Introduction to River (moving water) Kayak Paddling, ARC assistant instructor: Fundamentals of Kayaking and Introduction to Coastal Kayak Paddling. Teaches Boy Scouts and their parents only.
HCC member.
281 367-0863
Susan Eda
ACA and ARC certified instructor/trainer:
Flatwater, Moving Water, Whitewater Tandem and Solo Canoe Paddling.
BCWC member.
JoAnne Johnson
American Red Cross certified instructor:
Fundamentals of Canoeing and Basic River Canoeing
HCC member.
Chris Kuhlman
ACA Certified Instructor: Coastal Sea Kayaking/Open Water; BCU Four Star Award.
Chris is hoping to start regular ACA classes this spring in sea kayaking."

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