Naturalist Robin Tracey invites area residents to participate in a basics of kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park.

Kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 lbs.

Registration for the course is required in advance. Forms are available in the park office before the event and can be filled out in person or via phone at (570) 467-2506. No online or fax registrations will be taken.

Tuition for the course is $15.00, to be payed either in cash or checks made payable to the Pa Parks and Forest Foundation. Participants providing their own equipment will be charged a reduced price of $5.00.

The meeting point for the course will be the Old Lifeguard Shack on the park's beach. Children under 12 will not be permitted to take the course. Parental accompaniment is required.

The class schedule is as follows:

July 17, 1:30 p.m. (payment deadline July 10)

July 18, 2 p.m. (payment deadline July 10)

July 24, 3:30 p.m. (payment deadline July 11)

July 25, 9 a.m. (payment deadline July 11)

July 31, 1:30 p.m. (payment deadline July 16)

Each class will last approximately two hours.