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Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) and Matt Kane (Prime Paddlesports) are hosting the third and final of our fall series for 2015. This unique camp is all about the season that most paddler’s treat as “down time”.

- Day 1 will focus on kit and clothing options, cold water immersion medical issues and field treatment, cold specific incident management/avoidance. There will be a partial day dryland session followed by an in/on the water incident workshop.

- Day 2 will be a full day polar paddle. We’ll seek out open water conditions that will guarantee us getting wet and dive right in. This day’s focus will be on both cold water safety/comfort and refinement of skills while dressed for frigid conditions.

There is a unique housing option for this event: Matt has access to a beautiful historic house located walking distance from the entrance to the Avery Pt Campus in Groton, Ct. Sleeps 15 comfortably, great kitchen, multiple bedrooms and baths, huge covered porch for drying gear. We’ve held events here before and it’s always a great experience. Costs including housing is $200/1day or $375/weekend or, if you do not need housing, $150/1 day or $275/weekend. The house is available starting the eve of the 13th.

Matt and Gerry have specific qualifications that speak to this type of event.

- Gerry: ACA L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, BCU 5 Star Aspirant, Wilderness First Aid, NOLS certified Winter Outdoor Educator, w/5 year’s of cold condition guiding in the Sierra’s and Cascades and 30 years of winter expeditioning on kayaks, crampons, snowshoes and skis.

- Matt: ACA L4 Open Water Instructor, BCU 4 Star Aspirant, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor, NSP Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, ASKIA certified ski instructor, supports the Cold Spring Fire Department with back/front country emergencies

We pride ourselves on offering “individualized instruction” which means our itinerary is dictated by your individual interests and needs not by a rigid itinerary.

This marks the beginning of some of the year’s best paddling; power boat traffic is way down, conditions are reliably active and you tear through calories just staying warm.

For gory details contact Gerry@SeaSherpaKayak.com. To register contact Matt at info@PrimePaddleSports.com.

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