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Learn the basics of kayaking on beautiful Crooked Lake! With support from The American Canoe Association and L.L. Bean, we are ale to offer wristband paddle and hand adaptations so athletes with all abilities can join us on the water! Click HERE to check out how the wristband paddle and hand adaptations work. 

Where: Crooked Lake

When: June 14, 21  July 5, 12

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Cost: FREE! $25 admin fee encouraged for those financially able. 

To register, you MUST contact STRIDE Program Director Camille Pawlowski – A current (within a calendar year) STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. Click HERE to fill out a registration form for your child, and click HERE to fill out liability waivers for your child.

Meet Our Kayak Program Leader – Linda Finkle

Linda Finkle is an ACA Level 2 Certified Coastal Kayaking Instructor, and holds two adaptive endorsements. She works for L.L. Bean teaching kayaking and snowshoeing, works on events for Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures, and writes for Adirondack Sports and LOCAL adk. Linda received her MBA from SUNY Albany, and is currently working on an MS in Therapeutic Recreation at SUNY Cortland. She is a Wilderness First Responder, and also volunteers with DKMS-Delete Blood Cancer and Hudson-Mohawk Search and Rescue. Linda loves kayaking and knows that everyone who tries it once, can’t wait to get on the water again. She is thrilled to be able to share her skills with new kayakers from STRIDE.