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Red Kayak Institute partners with organizations who serve people that would benefit from our programs. Since our formation in 2013, we bring the healing benefits of kayaking and time in nature to people facing challenges.

Our retreats are full day or half-day programs and are inspirational in nature. They include a short program and quiet reflection time on the water. No prior kayak experience is necessary and basic kayak instruction is provided at each retreat, with experienced and licensed staff on the water at all times.

16 on Verde River

2016 Calendar

Fund Raising Event

DuPage Human Race
April 30, 2016
Downers Grove, IL

Scholarship Support

Jan Malloy Paddle Raise
June 3, 2016
In partnership with Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
Saganashkee Slough
Forest Preserve District of Cook County – Lemont, IL

Cancer Survivor Support

4rd Annual Edward Cancer Center Retreat
June 4, 2016
Saganashkee Slough – Lemont, IL

Recovery on the Water

12-Step Recovery
May – September 2016
Saganashkee Slough – Lemont, IL

Grief Support

Purple Project Retreat
June 22, 2016
Frankfort, IL

Leadership Training

RKI Leadership Academy Retreat