Boating Paddling Opportunities brochure The City of Mentor by jennyyingdi


									                                                                                                                If you are just learning to paddle a canoe or have kayaked
For Kids                                                 Mentor                     OUTDOORS                      for years, Mentor Recreation offers many ways to learn,
                                                                                                                             explore and have fun on the water.                                                City of Mentor
Boating Camp                                             Kayak Rental
During this hands-on boating program, students           Mentor Lagoons Marina
learn the basics of how to paddle a kayak and canoe,
row a row boat, sail a sailboat, and drive a small
electric motor boat all in one action packed week!
                                                         June 4 - September 4 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
                                                         Rent single and double kayaks by the hour at the
                                                         Mentor Lagoons Marina. Kayaks must stay within
                                                                                                                       Enjoy Our Award Winning Boating
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Paddling & Boating
Each day students have ‘on the water’ time, learning     the Lagoons and are not permitted on the lake.
the proper way to use each type of watercraft.
Time will be set aside for boating related activities
                                                         Renters must be able to swim a minimum of 25
                                                         yards. Those under age 16 must be accompanied
                                                         by an adult. Life jackets will be issued and must be
                                                                                                                 The City of Mentor was awarded the Northern Region 2006 Boating Education
                                                                                                                 Advancement Award at the International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Antonio,
                                                                                                                 Texas in March, 2007. In addition, Mentor won the 2005 Education Program Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Opportunities &
including PFD training, navigation rules, rigging

                                                         worn at all times. Advance reservations are required
boats, capsizing drills, and wind orientation. An        for evenings and weekends. Call the Marina office                              Award by the Ohio Division of Watercraft.
integral part of camp is developing the knowledge        at (440) 205- 3265 to book your rental. Rates are
to earn the State of Ohio Boaters Education Course       per hour. Resident fee is $10 single or $16 double.

license which involves 8-hours of in class instruction   Nonresident fee is $12 single or $18 double.
as well as the hands-on training. After passing a
written exam, students are licensed by the State of      Kayak Parties                                                                  Paddle the Waters
Ohio to operate any watercraft over 10 horsepower!                                                               Come experience the Mentor Lagoons by paddle. The City of Mentor has established a
                                                         Celebrate any special occasion with a guided, 2-hour
Prerequisite: Campers must hold a Red Cross Level                                                                water trail through the Lagoons waterways, including a brief exploration of Marsh Creek
                                                         kayak trip through the Mentor Lagoons. Group
3 or higher swimming certificate, be able to tread       minimum is 6 people. The cost is $14 per person         and access to shoreline paddling on Lake Erie. The trail launches adjacent to the parking
water for 2 minutes and swim 25 yards at any speed       and must be paid when booking the trip. Kayaks,         lot and flows for approximately 3 miles of protected flat-water paddling. Access to Lake
using any stroke. All equipment is provided.             life jackets, paddles and instruction is included.      Erie provides unlimited shoreline paddling and the opportunity to connect with Headlands
                                                         Participants must be able to swim 25 yards.                                   Beach State Park and Fairport Harbor Beach.
Ages 10 - 15                                             Minimum age is 10. Single and double kayaks are
Mon-Fri, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm                               available. Call the Recreation Department at 974-
June 27 - July 1                                         5720 to book your date.
Nature Preserve Trailhead Parking Lot
Resident: $122      #14414       Nonresident: $138
                                                         Explore The Mentor Lagoons
                                                         Nature Preserve & Marina
                                                         The City of Mentor offers many opportunities
                                                         to discover the natural beauty and delicate
                                                         ecosystems of the Mentor Lagoons Nature
                                                         Preserve & Marina.

                                                         Bike the Paths
                                                         Enjoy the trails of the Mentor Lagoons Nature
                                                         Preserve and Marina on a bicycle. There is
                                                         more than 5 miles of trails suitable for riding
                                                         and several benches to rest along the way.

                                                         Hike the Trails
                                                         Trail maps for the Mentor Lagoons Nature
                                                         Preserve are available at the Marina office,
                                                         Trailhead entrance of the Nature Preserve, the                                                                                                           (440) 974-5720
                                                         Parks and Recreation Office in the Municipal           Register online at
                                                         Center and online at                                                                                                 
                                                         play/explore/mentorlagoonsnaturepreserve                            or call (440) 974-5720
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Connect WITH US                                          Evening Paddle at the Lagoons
Learn                                                                                                                     American Red Cross
                                                                                                                          Fundamentals Of Kayaking
                                                                                                                          Instructor: American Red Cross staff
                                                                                                                                                                                 Have Fun                                                                                                         Instructor: Jim Zofchak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pack up the kids and join us for a night of exploring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Mentor Lagoons via the water. We provide
Kayaking for Beginners                                                                                                    Earn Red Cross certification in kayaking by taking                                                                                                                      everything you need as we go over basic paddling
Instructor: Jim Zofchak
                                                                                                                          this 12-hour class. If you have limited experience     Women In Boats: A Women’s                                                                                        safety, then explore the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the
                                                                                                                          with kayaking and want to improve your skills and                                                                                                                       “Bridge to Nowhere,” and get a birds-eye view of the
Learn how to navigate the water on a simple kayak.
                                                                                                                          technique, this class is for you. Lessons will be      Only Kayak Adventure                                                                                             lagoons ecosystem. Select a single kayak, tandem
It’s easy, fun, and this basic class will help you learn                                                                                                                         Instructor: Michelle Haag
                                                                                                                          held in the warm, clean water of Civic Center Pool.                                                                                                                     kayak, or use a canoe. Bring a hat, sunscreen, dry
to navigate a single or double kayak safely and easily.                                                                                                                          Explore the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the “Bridge To
                                                                                                                          We will be using whitewater kayaks and teaching                                                                                                                         clothes, a towel and a water bottle for all family
This course includes instruction on basic paddling                                                                                                                               Nowhere,” and return to home base for a campfire
                                                                                                                          whitewater kayaking techniques. Anyone can learn                                                                                                                        members. Kids under age 11 must be in a kayak or
skills, efficient rescue techniques, and a couple of                                                                                                                             and snacks. Bring a hat, dry clothes, a towel and a
                                                                                                                          the fundamentals of this exciting sport. Minimum                                                                                                                        canoe with an adult.
hours of sun, water, and fun! You will get wet, so bring                                                                                                                         water bottle.
                                                                                                                          age is 12. All equipment is provided. Registration
a change of dry clothes, sunscreen, a hat or visor, and
a water bottle. All equipment provided. Minimum age
                                                           Smooth Sailing for Beginners                                   fee is per person.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sun, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.      #15367          June 12     Connect |Share |Get                                      Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14927                July 12

                                                           Instructor: Jim Zofchak                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.      #14928         August 24
is 11. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards
and tread water for 2 minutes. Registration fee is per     If sailing is something you have always wanted to
                                                                                                                          Tues & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m.          Civic Center Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                 Thurs, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     #15368          June 16     Involved                                                 Session: 1                          Mentor Lagoons
                                                           try, this 3-hour class is for you. You will learn sailing      Sessions: 4          #14933            July 12 - 21                                                            Check out all the exciting ways to stay connected with
person.                                                                                                                                                                          Wed., 7 - 9 p.m.            #15369            July 6
                                                           basics in small, one - two person Sunfish sailboats,                                                                                                                          the City of Mentor & Parks & Recreation. Whether         Resident: $13/boat           Nonresident: $17/boat
                                                                                                                          Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 pm.              Civic Center Pool
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.         #14945           May 25                                                                                                                            Session: 1                          Mentor Lagoons      you’re at home or on the go, you can keep up with
                                                           mastering the components of a boat, how to handle
                                                                                                                          Sessions: 4          #14934          August 8 - 17                                                             the city’s latest news, events and information.
                                                           the wind, proper boating etiquette, how to set up a                                                                   Resident: $13/boat           Nonresident: $17/boat
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.         #14946            June 8
                                                           boat and sailing a small craft. You will get wet, so           Resident: $50                    Nonresident: $62                                                                    mentorparks&recreation       Moonlight Paddle
Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.        #14947             July 5    bring a change of dry clothes, sunscreen, a hat, non-                                                                                                                                                                                  Instructor: Michelle Haag
                                                           skid shoes, and a water bottle. Minimum age is 12.                                                                                                                                                 MentorRec      On the full moon of June and August, we’ll paddle
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.         #14948           July 27
Sat, 9:30. - 11:30 p.m.       #14949        August 13
                                                           Participants must be able to swim 25 yards and tread
                                                           water for 2 minutes. Registration fee is per person.
                                                                                                                          Ohio Boater Education Course Paddle with Dad                                                                   Mentor Channel 12         the lagoons in a beautiful nighttime adventure. Hear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and see the lagoons in it’s quiet and peaceful state
                                                                                                                          Instructor: Jim Zofchak                                Instructor: Michelle Haag                               Sign Up for our Connect 2 Mentor Rec E-Newsletter
Session: 1                           Mentor Lagoons        Tues, 6 - 9 p.m.                #15033           June 28                                                                                                                                                                               and have fun exploring. We’ll paddle out to the lake
                                                                                                                          Taking an Ohio Boater Education Course (OBEC)          Have fun out on the water with your child! This is
Resident: $13                       Nonresident: $17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and watch the sun set, then return in the moonlight
                                                                                                                          will allow you to comply with the new Ohio Boater      a great way to spend quiet, one-on-one time while
                                                           Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.           #15034            July 30                                                                                                                                                                              to enjoy a snack by campfire. We provide everything
                                                                                                                          Education law and will satisfy other states’ boater    enjoying the water and practicing your paddling.
                                                           Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.           #15035         August 27                                                                                                                                                                               you need. Select a single kayak, tandem kayak, or
                                                                                                                          education requirements for Ohio boaters operating      Tour the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the “Bridge To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use a canoe. Please bring a dry clothes, a towel and
 “The kayak class was great and                            Session: 1                               Mentor Lagoons        in and out-of-state. Learn how to boat safely.         Nowhere,” and return to home base for a campfire,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a water bottle for all family members. Kids under age
                                                                                                                          Topics covered are trailering, docking, navigation     complete with a great after paddle snacks and cold
everyone really had a great time!”                         Resident: $19                          Nonresident: $24
                                                                                                                          rules, operating a personal watercraft, personal       drinks. Bring a hat, dry clothes, a towel and a water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 must be in a kayak or canoe with an adult.
Donna C. - Mentor                                                                                                         flotation devices, and handling boating emergencies.   bottle.                                                                                                          Wed, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. #16305               June 15
                                                            “This was my first time sailing. I                            Receive an Ohio Boater Education certification card,   Sun, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.      #14962          July 10                                                              Mon, 8 - 10 p.m.           #16306         August 15
                                                                                                                          recognized and accepted by the Ohio Department of
                                                                learned a lot and would                                   Natural Resources. All persons born after January      Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.      #14963         August 2                                                              Session: 1                          Mentor Lagoons
Paddling 101: The Right                                              do it again.”                                        1, 1982 must have this certification to operate any    Session: 1                            Marina Office                                                              Resident: $13/boat           Nonresident: $17/boat
                                                           Mark H. - Mentor
Way to Paddle a Canoe                                                                                                     watercraft over 10 horsepower. In addition, this
                                                                                                                          course may make allow you to become eligible for a
                                                                                                                                                                                 Resident: $13/boat           Nonresident: $17/boat
Instructor: Jim Zofchak

                                                                                                                          discount on your boat or PWC insurance! Students
Do you want to take the family on a fun canoe trip but     American Red Cross                                             must attend both nights to receive certification.
need to learn the basics of canoeing first? In this two-
hour intro class, you will learn the importance of the     Fundamentals Of Canoeing                                       Mon & Tue, 6 - 10 p.m.            Municipal Center

four basic bow strokes and safe paddling procedures.       Instructor: American Red Cross staff                                             #14959              June 6 & 7
Please bring sunscreen, a hat, water bottle and dry        Earn Red Cross certification in canoeing in this 12-                             #14961          August 15 & 16
clothing. Minimum age is 12. Participants must be                                                                                           #16302       September 12 & 13                                 Boating education
                                                           hour class. This program is designed for those with
able to swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes.       very little or no experience in canoeing. First lesson is in                     #16303       November 14 & 15                                  programs are funded
Registration fee is per person.                            Civic Center Pool, then, we’re off to try new skills in the                                                                                     in part by a grant from
                                                                                                                          Tues & Wed, 6 - 10 p.m.            Muncipal Center
Sun, 1 - 3 p.m.               #14964           May 22      protected channels of the Mentor Lagoons. Instruction                                                                                           the Ohio Department
                                                           includes paddling strokes and techniques, self-rescue,                           #16304          October 11 & 12                                of Natural Resources
Sat, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.        #14965          June 18      weight distribution and stability, exchanging position         Wed & Thurs, 6 - 10 p.m.          Municipal Center                               Division of Watercraft.
Sun, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.        #14966           July 24     in a canoe, and boating safety. Minimum age is 13.
                                                           All equipment provided. Registration fee is per person.                          #14960                 July 6 & 7
Session: 1                            Mentor Lagoons
                                                           Tues & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. Mentor Lagoons                        Resident: $13                    Nonresident: $16
Resident: $13                       Nonresident: $17
                                                           Sessions: 4           #14932            June 28 - July 7
                                                           Resident: $36                          Nonresident: $45

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