Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) August 2-4, 2024

Aug 02, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM


Private location, to be announced prior to first class date, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $250.00

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Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle! Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing.

One of our most popular classes, come experience community and creativity as you work together to bring a paddle to life. And it will add to the fun when you bring your own hand-crafted paddle on your next BWCA or river trip!

This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 8 hours:

Friday 8/2 – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday 8/3 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday 8/4 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Space is extremely limited, so register early! Only 6 participants per class.

Students are asked to wear clothing that can get permanently stained/damaged.

Age Requirement
Want to share this experience with a younger friend or relative? Students 14 years old and older are welcome to join this class, with each participant working on their own paddle. Students ages 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each student must register separately and pay the class fee.

paddleSkill Level
No experience required.

Location Details
Marine on St. Croix, private location to be emailed to students prior to class.
This class will take place in a workshop with doors open to the outside, N-95 masks for dust protection will be supplied and required at all times.

Cost Details
Tuition: $175
Material Fee: $75
Total Cost: $250

We offer scholarship help for those who need it. Contact us at for more information.

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.