The School

Kelly's Academy:

Kelly’s Academy's mission is to provide the children of Valley County an opportunity to learn the sport of kayaking , stand up paddling and surfing. Our short term goal is to have children learn water safety skills and an appreciation for the river, while teaching them the basic skills of kayaking, stand up paddling and surfing. Our long term goal is to cultivate a future Olympian who attended Kelly’s Academy and also trained at Kelly's.

Kelly's offers for FREE:

  • Kayak lessons
  • Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons
  • River Surfing lessons

Lessons to all students in Valley County grades 5-12. As a pre-requisite, students must 1) pass a swim test at a local pool, and 2) pass a Water Safety Class at the Park. (See below)

All Kelly's students will be taught in today’s most updated equipment provided by Kelly's at no charge to the student.


Schedule and Registration:

You will need to download and print the following PDF files (Adobe Reader required). Registration must be completed by April 30, 2018.

  • Detailed instructions on how to register HERE
  • Waiver and Release of Liability HERE
  • Swim Certification form HERE
  • River Safety form HERE
  • Class schedule(s)
    • SUP Lessons HERE - Begins June 18 at 9:00am
    • Kayak Lessons HERE - Begins June 18 at 9:00am
    • River Surfing Lessons HERE - Begins June 18 at 9:00am

    Remember, forms must be received by April 30, 2018!




Photo gallery from the 2015 Kelly's Academy

Photo gallery from the 2014 Kelly's Academy

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