Paddle with us! If you're thinking of joining Maidstone Canoe Club and learning to paddle, you're in the right place! Our beginner's courses are designed to give you the basic skills to control the boat. Once you've completed the course, you'll have the confidence and abilities to join us on our trips, tours and regular paddles on the Medway and beyond.
Please note all courses must be pre-booked - all novice paddlers must attend one of our beginner courses. Full details of the courses and how to get involved in paddling (including how to join the Club if you're already an experience paddler) are available on this page - please take a look if you haven't already.
Our courses cost £65 for adults and £45 for children, and are run by our friendly qualified coaches. They consist of 8 hours coaching time - either 4 x two-hour sessions, 2 x four-hour sessions, or occasionally a single day session - and follow the syllabus for the nationally-recognised British Canoeing Discover Award.
Your coaches for this course will be Ewan Simmonds & John Simmonds. It is suitable for ages 14+. The dates for this course are:
If you can't attend one of the sessions, please let the coach know and we'll try to fit you in another time. Please arrive at 8:30am - we will aim to be on the water by 9:00am.
If you'd like to attend the course, please fill out the form below to sign up. We'll supply the coaches, boats, paddles and buoyancy aids. You supply a sense of adventure and a smile! We've got tea- and coffee-making facilities, hot showers and on-site parking. You will need a packed lunch for all-day sessions. If you've got questions or have any problems, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.
See you on the water!