GLK KITE CAMPS
~GLK Lessons and Promise~
Great Lakes Kiteboarding School is the longest running school in Michigan and is regarded as one of the best Kiteboarding schools in the US. Our kite camps are now in the 18th season. We have designed the ultimate teaching program to make you a safe, confident and self sufficient kiteboarder. GLK has 40 years combined teaching with just two of our professional instructors, no other Kiteboarding school in Michigan can come close to the experience of GLK. We will be teaching on the latest Slingshot kites and the Slingshot boards for the ultimate learning experience.
At GLK we have a different approach to teaching then most schools. We believe that there is a huge responsibility in being an instructor and training students. When you sign up for any camp, lesson or advance lesson with GLK and there is no wind then we simply re-schedule. If we only get 2 hrs in on a private lesson then we make up the rest of the training when there is wind. If you only get one day in on a 2 day camp then we totally make up the other day at either of our 2 locations (Lake St. Clair or Tawas). We find it irresponsible for any school to take a students money and not give a proper lesson. There are many schools that actually push students to get gear even though that didn’t get any water time. You can learn a little from verbal teaching but there is no substitute for time on the water! We at GLK will always be there for you and will go out of our way to provide you with the best support and service around.
We believe in a more personalized service. Our camps limit up to 8 professional PASA certified instructors ( 2 students per instructor ). It's as close as you can get to a one on one lesson. We teach you responsible kiting because we regard the highest standard for safety in this sport. Respecting the kite and what it is capable of is far more important.
Tawas State Park where we teach our 2 & 3 day camps and lesson
GLK camps are taken at Tawas Point State Park. Tawas is not only the best spot in Michigan but one of the best Kiteboarding spots in the US!! Tawas can be ridden on any wind direction. Tawas Bay is where we take our students, its shallow and protected from waves and chop so you are learning in waist deep water with a sandy bottom. This is the ultimate place in the country to learn this amazing sport. I started Kiting Tawas 16 years ago and I have not found a spot that compares.
******If you decide to take a camp or private lesson from GLK we recommend purchasing or renting a trainer kite from us. Having the trainer kite handling under your belt before a camp or lesson will speed up the progression of your training. Normally we will spend up to 2-2.5 hours training on a trainer kite before going to the next step. So if you have the trainer kite down you will be able to get more time on the water. We offer the Slingshot B-2 Trainer Kite for $119. The kite comes complete with bar, lines and an instructional DVD. Here is a link to the B-2 trainer kite video..... https://youtu.be/CAPgDuOsk0g
****** Any lesson or camp you take from GLK we take $300 and apply it toward a new kiteboarding set up ( Kite, Bar, Board, Harness and Kite Vest )
GLK is looking forward to getting you started in this amazing sport so book your camp or private lesson today!
******* GLK will be offering our 2 and 3 day camps during the weekday's in Tawas. If your interested in a weekday camp please call us at 586 822 6511 or 586 359-6951. We look forward to accommodating your schedule.
SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE
*******GLK OFFERS CAMPS AND LESSONS 7 DAYS A WEEK! Please call 586 359 6951 or 586 822 6511 to sigh up for kite lessons!
New Boat Kite Lesson To The Islands of Lake St. Clair
We are now offering Kite lessons and kite foil lesson's
out to Strawberry Island, Grass Island and other secret
spots in the middle of Lake St. Clair only accessible by boat!
These are the best spot to learn and ride on
Lake St. Clair. Flat shallow water and steady winds
makes this spot ideal to learn the sport of
Kiteboarding. And no crowds!! Once you are up and
riding then we follow you with the boat helping you
all the way with our new 2 way radio. Students progress
fast off the boat!
Great Lakes Kiteboarding Lesson Prices:
1 Day Boat Lesson $399
1 Day Kite Lesson $349
2 Day Kite Camp $549
3 Day Kite Camp $749
Private Hourly $75 Hr.
All lessons include: Kite, Board, Harness, Life Jacket and 2 way radio helmet.
**Kite Camps and Lessons run 4-5 hrs.
**Kite Boat Lessons run 6-7 hrs.
Things you need to bring to any lesson:
*Full wetsuit ( at least a 4/3 mm )
Where to Stay
FOR LOCAL CAMPING CHECK OUT TAWAS POINTE STATE PARK:
FOR A LOCAL HOTEL CHECK OUT TAWAS BAY BEACH RESORT
FOR MORE LODGING INFO CHECK OUT: