Throughout the summer Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation offer programs for preschoolers to seniors for kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding on the river. Register online at www.a2gov.org/parksregister or call the Gallup Livery 734.794.6240 for the following programs.
River Kids – Gallup Livery for ages 2-7
Each session is once per week for four weeks. Preregistration is required. Fee: resident, $70; nonresident, $84 per child/month. Each week you (caregiver required) and your little one(s) will explore the river world by paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboat on Gallup Pond. The children will experience the thrill of catching fish off the dock and discovering our river critters with boats, stories, art and play.
June River Kids sessions:
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 ,10-11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Recreational kayak instruction – Gallup Livery
Mondays, June 6, June 27 or July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35/person/one-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required. A kayak class will get you off to a great start on your river adventures. Learn basic strokes, techniques and safety before heading out to explore Gallup Pond. We provide the instruction, kayaks, paddles and lifejackets.
Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) instruction – Argo Livery
Tuesdays, June 14, June 28, or July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35/person/one-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is fun, easy to learn and is a great workout out on beautiful Argo Pond. We provide the instruction, boards, paddles and lifejackets.
Kayaking for seniors – Gallup Livery
Kayaking for seniors allows participants over 50 to kayak on the beautiful Huron River, accompanied by trained support staff. Participants are fitted to a kayak, including minor adaptations if needed, given basic kayaking instruction, and along with trained guides set out for a practice session on the river. We have easy kayak launch docks making it simple to enter and exit the kayaks. Kayaks, single or tandem, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Each session is two classes. Course Fee: $65/person.
Session 01: Wednesdays, June 15 and 22, 9-11 a.m.
Session 02: Wednesdays, June 15 and 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session 03: Wednesdays, July 13 and 20, 9-11 a.m.
Session 04: Wednesdays, July 13 and 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session 05: Wednesdays, Aug. 3 and 10, 9-11 a.m.
Session 06: Wednesdays, Aug. 3 and 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.