Paddling: Summer

  • Plan for wet feet! Water-friendly shoes, water sandals, or neoprene booties with durable soles — all shoes must be secured to the feet; no flip-flops!
  • Water* (we have free reverse-osmosis filtered water)
  • Re-Usable Water Bottle* (All Nalgene bottles are 10% off if buying for a trip)
  • Synthetic t-shirt (short- or long-sleeved)
  • Synthetic sun top (if wearing a short-sleeved shirt / swimsuit top)
  • Non-underwire bra (if applicable) (the wire can chafe upper arms)
  • Quick-dry shorts, surf shorts/swim trunks, nylon pants, or workout tights / leggings 
  • Sunglasses* and Lanyard*
  • Sun Hat* or Baseball Cap*
  • Sunscreen*
  • Paddling Gloves* (optional)
  • Rain Gear (lightweight poncho*/ waterproof shell)
  • Fleece or Long-Sleeved Warm Top Layer (non-cotton)
  • Smart Phone / Camera (we sell Koala Hangtimes "lanyards" to help prevent phone drownings)
  • Extra set of clothes either left in your car or placed in a waterproof bag (big zip-top bag, or even a tied garbage bag works)
  • Towel — left in your car (quick drying camp towel* if you have one)
  • Snack*

Paddling: Spring & Fall 

  • Wetsuits (we provide)
  • Heavier windproof/ waterproof coat
  • Synthetic or fleece base layer
  • Wool or fleece socks
  • Fleece or wool hat
  • Gloves or mittens (non-cotton)

We know wetsuits are not everyone's first choice for looking fashionable on the water, but they are critically important. Want to understand more? Click to read our blog post: Do I Have to Wear a Wetsuit?