Adaptive Kayaking

We want you to enjoy the kayaks and chariot provided through contributions and grants.
The season is open now. However, if you have never paddled with us, training is June 24. See Meetings & Events for more details.
Also our volunteers want to paddle with you! Here is how to get it started...

PLEASE allow at least 48 hours to request a reservation and volunteers to help!


Check the calendar to see if the boats are available. If so, send an email to with your

  • reservation time and date 

  • loacation:  Briitingham Boats or Middleton Parks

  • boat choice: single or tandem (Tandem is only at Brittingham)

  • if you need volunteers, then we will return an email with availability. 


To use Madison SCI boats - You are required to sign the waiver, fill out the survey, and have a rented or your own life jacket on you when you are paddling.


Note: After you have some experience with adaptive kayaking, we have the trailer available for you to use with the boat(s) at another location.

Once your reservation is confirmed, you are required to complete the before and after checklist.

A member using our single kayak with a volunteer studen
Once you are at Brittingham Boats ... ( You will recieve different instructions for Middleton Parks)


BEFORE Kayaking Checklist:

  1. Sign a liability waiver and return the signed copy to the folder!!! All kayakers must sign a waiver! Click here for the waiver.

  2. Unlock the desired kayak and set-up as instructed.

  3. Re-lock unused kayak (and possibly the chariot)! Also lock up member’s wheelchair, if necessary.

  4. Re-lock lockers closed.

  5. Make sure all kayakers have life jackets on. Life jackets are available at the Brittingham Boats desk for rental. Members are responsible for bringing their own life jacket or paying for their life jacket rental.

  6. Additional kayaks for volunteers can be rented from Brittingham Boats (Volunteers are reimbursed by Madison SCI - Click here for the reimbursement form). All members are required to have at least one volunteer or friend/family member kayak with them (in tandem or single kayak).


AFTER Kayaking Checklist:

  1. Take apart boats and store all pieces in designated locations.

  2. Re-pack and re-lock lockers and boats. All tandem kayak equipment shouldgo in one locker, and all single kayak equipment in the other locker.

  3. Fill out survey provided in the folder, or click here SURVEY. If you fill out a paper survey, leave it in the folder. If you fill out an online survey, please submit it via email to