287 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10



Where:
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ticket Prices:
$15.00 for a day pass
$25.00 for a weekend pass.
Note: Ages 17 and under: free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 1, 2018 at www.rutabaga.com or at Rutabaga.

At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.

Parking:
$7.00 per car per day
Weekend pass: $19.50



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  Andrea Knepper


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   andrea@chicagoadventuretherapy.org




As a child, whenever Andrea's family went anywhere even slightly close to water, her mother would take a spare set of clothes because Andrea would end up IN the water. The outdoors had a huge impact on her, impacting who she is as a human being. Partly because of this, in 2006, Andrea, by then a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, founded Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) and has been the director since. She has a broad range of clinical expertise and outdoor leadership experience. Andrea has been teaching paddlesports and leading adventure travel trips since 1998. In October of 2015 she earned her 5 Star Sea Leader Award, becoming the 7th American woman to hold the award. In August of 2016 she became the second American to earn the UKCC Level 3 Coach Award. She also holds a 3 Star in Open Canoe and in Whitewater Kayak, and her ACA L3 Instructor Certification. As a coach, Andrea believes that paddling and learning should be fun, challenging, accessible and engaging. She works to individualize her classes as much as possible in an attempt to provide every student with a challenge and an opportunity to learn in a way that is effective for them.



Presentations

 Leaning Into the Wave: 17 Things We've Learned from Paddling Together (with CAT Paddling Community

Killarney - Clarion Hotel Sat 3:30pm-4:15pm 

What do a school librarian, a gang member, a retired probation officer, a felon, and a high school student have in common? Seemingly not much, except a love of paddlesport, adventure, and a desire to grow in paddling knowledge and skill. Together, we've learned that in life, as in paddling, you have to lean into the waves and it's best to have a friend around. Come hear our stories - some poignant, some pretty funny - about how this paddling community keeps growing together while working at paddling...and life.



 Trouble-shooting Kayak Rescue Struggles (with Tiara Coats)

Pool - Clarion Hotel Sun 1:00pm-1:20pm 

Do you struggle to re-enter a sea kayak? This pool presentation is for you! This isn't a demonstration of a picture perfect T-rescue or the latest self rescue technique. We will walk you through some guidelines to help you problem solve when your rescue just isn't quite working. Built from real life experience and frustration, we'll share some solutions we've found to help you figure out how to get yourself or your paddling partner back in the boat so you can safely explore more places.


 
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Parking:
$7.00 per car per day
Weekend pass: $19.50
Ticket Prices:
$15.00 for a day pass
$25.00 for a weekend pass.
Note: Ages 17 and under: free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 1, 2018 at www.rutabaga.com or at Rutabaga.

At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.