– EVERY FRIDAY, June 14 – August 23 | 10am-12pM –
Looking for something fun to do this summer?
Have a KOW! Kids on Water, that is. You do not have to pack up the car and make a long drive to find some outdoor adventure. There is plenty of it right here in Rockford and Kids on Water is one of many outdoor activities you can do in the Stateline area this summer.
KOW is a two-hour paddling event for parents and their kids on Windsor Lake, in Loves Park, right in the middle of the greater Rockford area. Parents/adults do not have to paddle (although strongly encouraged to join in the fun), but they must remain on-site. We have plenty of kayaks to go around and a limited supply of youth Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs) – both are available during KOW.
What can I expect if I decide to have a KOW?
The first 30-45 minutes, we spend outfitting everyone in his or her Kayak/SUP and Life Jacket (PFD). Once we have ensured a proper fit, we move on to paddling instruction. After this, we head out on the water to practice what we discussed on land. The remaining time is for you to leisurely paddle around the lake, or simply enjoy floating around, being out on the water. Our staff will be on the water paddling as well, so in addition to having a great time, you will paddle away with some knowledge!
Note: This is not a swimming event. But we can practice rescues upon demonstration of paddling ability.
How can I have a KOW?
Every Friday, weather permitting, beginning June 14 – August 23 from 10AM – 12PM. The price for this experience is $30 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under. Parents with their own gear are free. Your fee includes all the equipment you need (kayak or board, paddle and PFD) and instruction. Attend 3 of our Kids on Water events and your 4th one is on us! We need a minimum of four participants in order to paddle. In the event we do not get at least four, or we have inclement weather, you will receive a full refund (or you can apply to another event).
Next time your kids say there is nothing to do in summer, make them have a KOW. They will thank you for it!