Paddle the Sea of Cortez
Fall asleep to the sound of the tide on the beach. Wake up at sunrise to read the waves, then pack your sea kayak and start the new day’s adventure. On this course for adults, you’ll learn the skills you need to start sea kayaking on your own. A great fit for experienced paddlers or people new to paddling, you’ll start with the basics and move on to more advanced skills, including navigation, paddle techniques, and rescue. In the evenings, you’ll explore learn about the area’s ecology as you find the coastal tide pools teeming with sea stars and anemone. As you travel the Sea of Cortez, you may meet members of local fishing communities and learn more about the area’s culture.
You’ll also focus on developing your leadership style in an environment that gives you real opportunities to lead every day. Assessing the changing wind and tides becomes a lesson in decision making. Working through a conflict in your group becomes a chance to practice effective communication. Using all these experiences, you’ll continue developing your own leadership style. As you travel, you and your group will become a close-knit community that may become a future network of adventure partners. This course is your opportunity to take time away from work and focus on your own development—skills you can apply to any leadership role you find yourself in.