OPC offers July 16-17 kayak safety courses

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will hold kayak safety courses on Wednesday, July 16, and Thursday, July 17, in the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center swimming pool on the BSU campus.

The sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m.

The kayak safety course is necessary to rent a kayak from the OPC. It is aimed at those who have never kayaked before and those who want basic safety instruction. Instructors will cover capsizing and self-rescue techniques.

Attendees should bring a swimsuit and towel, and nose plugs and goggles are recommended. The OPC will provide kayaks. Pre-registration is required. The class costs $15 for students and $25 for others, and payment is required at registration.

For more information about the OPC, call (218) 755-2999 or visit its web site at http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/opc.

July 16 & 17
– 6-9 p.m. – Bemidji State University Outdoor Programming Center kayak safety course. Location: Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center swimming pool, BSU campus. Cost: $15 for students, $25 for others; payment required at registration. Information: (218) 755-2999; advance registration required.