Please remember to paddle smart and stay safe
- Always wear your PFD!
- Dress for immersion!
- Never paddle alone!
Empire Kayak Classes: The 2017 summer schedule is now complete, but we may offer one or more off-water classes this winter if there is interest. Please let us know by calling Empire Kayak at 516-899-8300. Possibilities include:
- Small Craft Navigation: chart reading, compass reading, tides & currents, charting a course, plotting your location, etc.
- Trip Planning: personal and group safety gear, weather and waves, tides and currents, group management, etc.
- Trip Leading: leadership styles, decision making, risk management, rescue priorities & operations, liability issues, etc.
- Kayak (small craft) Camping: planning, staging, packing, boat trim, paddling, specialty gear, safety considerations, etc.
Camps Program: Our Changing Tides PaddleCraft division has developed a special program just for Camps, Clubs and Scout troops. It distills all our capabilities into special training tailored to specific organizations. We cover kayak, canoe and SUP at the level needed for camp counselors and the equivalent with a minimum of paperwork. To learn more review our CT PaddleCraft Camps Program or contact us at 860-799-5459.
Quick Classes: we have just added six new Quick Classes to our library of free on-line classes. Be sure to check out the new lessons on our Quick Class Archive page.
New URL: You may have had trouble locating us. The reason is we have instituted a new domain name and are now located at "www.SKSAltd.com". Hopefully this will be easier to remember. We appologize for any confusion, but as you can see: we are still here with all the great content you used to rely on for planning your trip and learning new skills.
We also gave our website an update to a modern responsive verson for all the new screen sizes. Hopefully you will find the new look enjoyable and helpful in finding everything you need to know. If our new site looks wierd to you, try hitting "refresh" or "clearing browsing history" to speed up propagation of changes through the servers. Questions or comments: contact us via email or call us at 860-799-5459.
Our HQ has moved: In case you have not heard, we have moved our HQ across the sound to Connecticut where we now operate as Changing Tides PaddleCraft. We still perform training on Long Island in various locations and will be happy to schedule classes and special events on request. We wish to thank all our loyal students and friends and invite you to join us in CT when the opportunity presents itself. For more on our current activities, please visit our CT Website at www.CTPaddleCraft.com. For more information or just to chat, call Elizabeth at 860-799-5459.
Private Lessons: for one-on-one training, or prefer the security of a personal lesson. Two people may want to learn together under semi-private conditions. It is always possible to schedule a special session to assess and improve your skills. Download our Flyer for details. Contact us to arrange for a custom program that meets your personal requirements.
Group Lessons: Do you have several friends who would all like to learn paddling together? Would your club like to schedule a custom training curriculum? Does your company want a special tour to foster "team building" among personnel? we can meet your needs. Challenge us to arrange custom lessons and tours for your group at accomodating rates. Contact us to arrange for special training or outings that fit your needs.
Gift Certificates: Give the gift of safety, training and adventure to those you love (or even yourself). Kayak or Canoe classes, clinics and tours make thoughtful gifts, and are available now. The gift of fun, knowledge and skills will last a lifetime. What could be better? Call 860-799-5459 to order your certificate.
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