Paddle Sports Trips

Go places in a kayak with COP. You can find COP paddlers on the Youghiogheny, the Gauley, the New, the Cheat, the Big Darby, the Olentangy, the Scioto, Alum Creek, Hoover, and many more waterways!


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With a variety of lakes around Central Ohio, COP offers classes and trips for those who prefer the calm waters. Our beginning kayak class teaches basic paddle strokes, while also discussing safety and equipment needs. Look for week long paddling excursions.
For those who like leisure floats on moving waterways,we offer trips on some of Ohio’s most scenic rivers like the Big Darby, Mad and Kokosing, Our moving water clinics teach boat handling skills and safety in a moving current. You learn skills like ferries, eddy turns and river reading which allow you to control your boat going down a river so you can enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Our Whitewater program offers many trips to Pennsylvania and West Virginia for kayakers, canoeists and rafters. Our Intro to Whitewater class is conducted on Class 1-!! rivers in Ohio and build the basic skills to help you step up into the harder rapids. With winter roll sessions in local pools, you can practice year round. All of our events have an education component to them, however, official course-structured sessions are indicated below with an asterisk.