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The benefits of sponsorship

CASKA Sponsors are listed below. You can become a CASKA sponsor for $25/year if you offer a 10% discount on retail products to CASKA members, or $50/year if no discounts are offered to CASKA members. To become a sponsor visit our membership link.

Sponsors are encouraged to join the Yh CASKA Yahoo Group and they are welcome to post there. Sponsor postings should be limited to no more than twice a month, provided that those posts are timely (i.e. a class, a symposium, a sale). Otherwise, evergreen posts (not timely) should be every other month. We appeal to the general reasonableness of vendors not to overwhelm our members with ads even that often. Unique opportunities -- e.g. surf class today! -- could always be posted.

Sponsors can also post selected events to our FB calendar. Please limit these postings to highlights. Sponsors are encouraged to post links in lieu of lengthy listings. Sponsors should send calendar requests to

CASKA reserves the right to review this policy if members complain that they are being overwhelmed by commercial posts.

CASKA Sponsors

CASKA thanks the following paddlesports retailers for their sponsorship:

Capsurz   ·   Geneva Kayak Center   ·   Great Lakes Kayak   ·   Have Kayaks, Will Travel   ·   Kayak Chicago   ·   Kayak Morris   ·   Naturally Superior Adventures   ·   Outdoorplay   ·   Paddling Partner   ·   Bonnie Perry Paddling   ·   SherriKayaks


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Contact Mari or Eric

Geneva Kayak Center

Geneva Kayak
Geneva Kayak is a proud supporter of CASKA and offers 10% off our courses, expeditions and sea kayak camps to CASKA members.
Located on the whitewater park in Yorkville, IL. GKC offers programs in the Chicago area, the Great Lakes region, Maine, Georgia, Alaska, California and international destinations. We are an ACA Pro School and International Sea Kayak Guide Association Centre, offering a high level of coaching and leadership for sea kayak, whitewater kayak, SUP and Swiftwater rescue. Join us on the water and see where paddling can take you!

301 E. Hydraulic Yorkville, IL

Great Lakes Kayak

Great Lakes Kayak 950 Albrecht Dr
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 582-1070
Fax (847) 582-1071
10% off kayaks and gear for CASKA members.

Have Kayaks, Will Travel

Have Kayaks, Will Travel Have Kayaks, Will Travel is paddlesport coaching by Alec and Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, ACA and BCU certified coaches who've taught from coast to coast. We focus on helping students become safe, effective and efficient, independent paddlers. We offer private, custom and group lessons.
10% discount for CASKA members.

For more information, visit or email us at

Kayak Chicago

Kayak Chicago
Kayak lessons, guided tours, rentals on Lake MI and the Chicago River, and guided trips. 10% off instruction, tours, and rentals for CASKA members.

Contact Dave Olson
Goose Island Launch
1501 N Magnolia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Kayak Morris

Kayak Morris Less than 1 Hour drive from Chicago Chicagoland's Unique Rentals / Guided Tours / Kayak Lessons / Overnight Adventure Trips / Beach Camping. Kayaks, Bikes, Canoes and Tent beach Camping on the sandy shores of Illinois River / Mazon River / I & M Canal. We specialize in beginners and families. We utilize paddling as a vector for teaching kids of all ages about the outdoors. We are located waterside and within 50 yards of all 3 waterways and the I & M Canal Towpath for hiking/biking. Our campground is now open and located just adjacent to the state park and features completely wooded primitive drive-in sandy beach campsites! New for 2014 we now have Cabins!

Naturally Superior Adventures Naturally Superior Adventures is located at the mouth of the Michipicoten River on the Canadian side of Lake Superior, between favourite paddle locations Lake Superior Provincial Park, and Pukaskwa National Park. We provide instruction in the Paddle Canada, BCU and ACA systems. We also offer fully guided and self-supported trips for paddlers of all levels, all along the Canadian coast of Lake Superior. We provide shuttle services all along the coast, welcome campers to our beach side sites, and offer rentals and retail goods from our shop. Rock Island Lodge offers B&B lodging on Lake Superior, and lodge based adventure packages. Please check us out at and

Naturally Superior Adventures
RR#1 Lake Superior
Wawa, Ontario, Canada P0S 1K0
T: 705-856-2939
F: 705-856-7168

Outdoorplay 15% off gear discount to all CASKA members
Use code bce-1000 during checkout.
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Bonnie Perry Paddling

Nothing makes me happier than coaching and paddling with all types of people in all types of conditions. I offer sea kayak coaching and instruction at all levels in the American Canoe Association, British Canoe Union and Paddle Canada systems.

For more information, please visit Bonnie Perry Paddling.

Sherri Kayaks

SherriKayaks Outdoor Programs is located in Wind Lake, Wisconsin, about 25 miles southwest of downtown Milwaukee. We offer easy guided day trips and classes in touring canoe, recreational, sea, and river kayaking. New for 2014, we are adding SUP classes! Kayaks and paddling equipment are provided for most programs. With SherriKayaks you receive personal attention from an ACA-certified instructor with over 25 years of teaching and paddling experience. CASKA members receive 10% off trips and classes. For more information including complete course and trip descriptions please visit

SherriKayaks Outdoor Programs
7018 W. Wind Lake Road
Wind Lake, WI  53185
Phone: 262-895-2008

If you are a current CASKA member and would like to add your business to this list, please sign up as a sponsor on the membership page (select sponsor option for $25/year).