Class Start Dates: June 2, June 30 & September 15
Riverside Park


Dragon boating is the fastest growing on-water sport in the world, fun for adults of all ages and fitness levels. This class is beneficial for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike. Class components will include safety, paddling skills, history, and communication of dragon boating, as well as the enjoyment of the natural environment and wildlife of the Connecticut River. Our coaches/steerspersons refine participant’s technique through a variety of on-water paddling exercises and work to create a team atmosphere in the boat.

The class consists of eight 90-minute sessions, $170 per participant. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
Register online for any of the classes listed below, or contact our Director of Adventure Programs by email or at (860) 713-3131 ext 312.

  • Session 1 Class Dates: June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Session 2 Class Dates: June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Session 3 Class Dates: September 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, October 1, 6 & 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Do I need to bring anything?
No, we provide all equipment.

What should I wear?
Wear clothing that is comfortable, allows freedom of movement and weather/exercise appropriate: sweatpants and long-sleeve shirts on cooler days; shorts and t-shirts during warm weather. Dragon boating is a water sport and you will get wet. Dress in comfortable clothing, allowing freedom of movement and shoes that can be worn in wet conditions. Wear sneakers; no sandals or open-toed shoes. Jewelry, watches, cell phones, and other valuables should be left at home or locked in your vehicle.

What amenities are provided?
The boathouse features showers for those who would like to clean up and/or change clothes. Please remember that the boathouse and the park are public places, and valuables should never be left unattended. You may bring a lock to use on a locker during the class period, but you must take the lock with you when you are done.