2009-02-20 / Community

New Program At Gateway

This year the Gateway National Recreation Area, in conjunction with the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, will offer a special program to introduce area residents to the joys of kayaking on Jamaica Bay. The program is free.

The program will begin with indoor instruction at the Brooklyn Sports Club Pool in Spring Creek Towers. Beginning in June, an instructor will lead groups into the waters of Jamaica Bay to explore the area by kayak. The program is designed to give participants a fun experience on the bay, along with a shared sense of ownership and understanding of the waterways of the New York Estuary and Jamaica Bay.

Session one includes children and adults 16 years of age and older, with a pool session on March 14 and Jamaica Bay paddle on June 14; Session two includes children 13-16 years old with a pool session on March 21 and Jamaica Bay paddle on July 12; and session three includes children 10-13 with a pool session on April 4 and Jamaica Bay paddle on August 16.

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