Pool Session to try everything from basic handling to advanced playboating to working on that all important roll.

We’ll be offering 2 hour pool sessions at the Garfield, NJ Boys and Girls club for the 2023 season, every Sunday thru March 26th .

Though there are usually many skilled kayakers at each session, if a trained instructor is planning on being at the session we’ll post in that session.

Register early. Space limited and $3 surcharge for registering for single session after noon to allow admins time to check folks in. 


  • All boats must be washed before each pool session, in plain view, on the deck of the pool, before the boat is placed in the water. All water contained in boats must be dumped onto the deck surrounding the pool and the owner must immediately properly discard of any debris.
  • Remove float bags, throw ropes…anything that might hold debris.
  • KCCNY does have some equipment you to borrow boats and gear if arrangements are made several days in advance. You will probably need a vehicle and need to meet up beforehand to get equipment and you need to be a full member. Contact the equipment chair Chris Dubetsky for more information.


  • KCCNY waivers are required.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult to each session, and must have a waiver signed by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Garfield poolSAFETY

  • A helmet and a personal flotation device must be worn in the water.
  • No one may stand, swim or be in the water unless they are in a boat or are an instructor actively teaching.
  • We’ve put a limit on the # of folks as we don’t want it to get to crowded.
    This is a spacious pool with high ceilings, big locker rooms and we’re the only folks in the entire facility at this time, with only a small scuba class preceding us.


  • We’ve tried to offer a reasonable price, but renting a pool is expensive. We do hope to not lose money, but if we make some KCCNY traditionally donates most of our ‘profit’ to organizations that further our cause. We’ve donated as much as $1250 in recent years. Learn more.

The KCCNY Pool Event Coordinator(s) are the authority at pool sessions and KCCNY reserves the right to expel anyone who does not follow the lifeguard’s and or the Event Coordinator’s instructions as well as these rules.

About the Garfield Pool

The parking lot is on the right side of the building. Drive up to the upper lot.
You can enter the pool deck directly by going through the door nearest the back corner of the building which has an arrow on it saying pool entrance and pointing towards the street. This allows you to bring your boat directly into the pool.
You can arrive as much as 30 minutes early to change and be ready to get your full 2 hours, but please stay out of the way of the scuba club.
Changing rooms are thru the door by the bleachers.

QUESTIONS ON POOL SESSIONS? Contact us. Members can access pool chair Mark Voorhees contact info on our member list.


No Scheduled Events at this location

More sessions will be added as we go along.