Paddling and Kayaking

 Paddling 2015 


Announcing the region's first adaptive paddling program, specifically designed to assist people with disabilities. Join us this summer for lessons with recreation therapists trained in paddling techniques and skills. All participants are asked to come with a buddy - a family member, friend or caregiver - or to request a volunteer paddling buddy upon registration. No experience is required. A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. 


2016 Paddling Lessons

Monadnock Waterway Adventures

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the Monadnock Region on these Kayak excursions. These excursions are for kayakers who have developed basic kayaking knowledge and want to advance their skills. We will be exploring the local waterways of the region such as Gregg Lake in Antrim and Powder Mill Pond in Hancock.

3-day Session 

  • Fridays, September 9, 16, 23 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fridays, September 9, 16, 23 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $150 for the 3-week session

Where: local waterways in the Monadnock Region


Lessons for Students in the School



Space is limited; sign up now to reserve your spot! 


Participants will learn
  • Boat safety
  • Effective paddling techniques
  • Adapting equipment for success
  • Safe boat entry and exit to meet your specific needs  


Each course provides:
  • All equipment (tandem kayaks, paddles and personal floatation devices)
  • Instruction and facilitation of lesson in a structured, supportive and safe environment (up to two hours by certified therapeutic recreation specialists trained in kayaking skills and techniques)
  • Accessible dock and transfer area 
  • Assistance provided with transfer to enter and exit the kayak
  • Any modifications and/or adaptations to equipment (seating, kayaks, paddles, etc) for optimal success and safety
  • Small group size (max. six students) with 1 to 1 support (Participants are asked to come with a support person, a family member or friend to provide support during the lesson and in the tandem kayak) 
  • Lifeguard on duty during all lessons 

What to bring to each session:
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Forms - liability waiver and participant profile (if not turned in yet)


Registration forms:

Download the following registration forms:

Send payment to:  

CMARS Registration
Crotched Mountain Outpatient Services
1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047 


Payment Options:
  • Cash
  • Credit Card - call 603.547.3311, ext. 1660
  • Check - made payable to CMARS and check sent to:  
    • CMARS Registration
      Crotched Mountain Outpatient Services
      1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047


Scholarships are available. 

If you are interested in booking a session tailored to your group, please contact CMARS to discuss options. 

Contact Kristin Harris at 603.547.3311. ext. 1664 

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