Canoes & Kayaks

American Canoe Association Certified Classes

The YMCA will be offering instructional canoeing and kayaking classes for families and groups in the Van Wert County area.  These classes will teach canoe and kayak skills with hands on learning.  The class will also visit local waterway areas to be determined depending on water and weather conditions.

 YMCA’s Camp Clay offers flexible class times and is open to all ages.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  The cost is $10 per person on-site and $15 per person for off-site outfitting.  All necessary equipment will be provided.  Class size is limited to 10-30 participants.  Groups of 10 or more are required.  To register, contact the YMCA at 419.238.0443.

Private Group Canoe and Kayak Outfitting with a certified American Canoe Association instructor may also be scheduled by contacting the YMCA.     We work with special needs families such as Autism, Aspergers, and ADD.

This program is made possible in part through a grant from the ODNR Watercraft Division.