Sat, Jan 13    
We often don't post the exact meeting time. Most trips begin mid-morning.


Mark Voorhees
Non-members can come as a guest,join or renew or contact us for more info.


Bookings closed


Location may be approximate. Be sure to confirm.

Garfield Boys and Girls Club Pool
490 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ, 07026

Event Type

2 two-hour pool sessions to try everything from basic handling to advanced play-boating to working on that all-important roll at the same spacious Garfield Pool we’ve had for years.

Plan on arriving early with a clean boat and equipment.

Online booking only as the online systems aids tracking and makes life easier for our volunteer administrators.

Most memberships expired on Dec. 31st, so you probably need to join or renew…and even those who are members need to redo their waivers, which they can now do online!
You will not be admitted until you have signed up, so you may as well do it now.
Cash makes bookkeeping much harder plus you’ll have to wait so book now.

For season tickets (at generous discounts) go to our season ticket page

See kccny.org/events/categories/pool-session/ for all rules and procedures.


Jason, Mark and Boof showing playboating in poolWe have plenty of skilled instructors at all sessions who can help with getting you started and basic rolling. Just ask (or flounder and someone will probably offer to help).

SEA KAYAK SKILLS: Learn how to assist an open water rescue or try a self-rescue; learn the parts of a sea kayak other than its length that make it different from a whitewater boat.

Work with ACA certified and very experienced instructor Julie McCoy to practice and refine essential skills for anyone paddling far from shore or where landing is difficult (which includes many areas around New York City). If you’d like to spend most of the session working with Julie please sign up.


Equipment is available to borrow including boats, paddles, skirts helmets and life jackets  but takes time to arrange so reach out well beforehand.
Details on borrowing equipment.

If you’re bringing a boat other than a whitewater kayak note that when you sign up. Don’t expect to paddle a larger boat around much but you should be able to practice rolls and re-entries.

Fragile boats are not recommended. Neither KCCNY nor the participants will be responsible for equipment damage. Getting a long or big boat in the pool is challenging. The largest boat we’ve gotten in are narrow 18 foot sea kayaks.



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