About Us

Canton Kayak Club (CKC) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering our community to learn and enjoy kayaking at an affordable price.


Canton Kayak Club (CKC) is a non-profit, affordable kayak share program with multiple docks throughout central Maryland. Seasonal memberships run from May through October and include orientation training, unlimited use of club kayaks, paddles and life jackets, guided group outings, and social activities.

For those new to kayaking, we make the water accessible by teaching the basic skills to start, offering group outings to practice, and social activities to connect.

For those more experienced, we offer opportunities to expand and combine skill sets and create member-led initiatives such as overnight camping, wildlife photography, birdwatching, fishing, and community service.


CKC is a growing cooperative, motivated by volunteers with a sense of purpose and community. To enhance our program offerings, we partner with organizations that focus on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, paddle sports, and accessibility and diversity to increase our value to our members.

More than just kayaking

Experiences with Canton Kayak Club

Overnight Camping



Wildlife Photography

Community Service

Fundraising for a Cause

I love CKC because it allows me to get out on the water (my happy place) with wonderful friends!
Sarah Laadt
Member Since 2019
CKC helps me to get outside, into nature, and de-stress from the day. This has been invaluable to me to be able to get outside and maintain social distance during the pandemic.
Ray Scurr
Member Since 2012

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Upcoming Events

Become a member to access our kayaks at 9 locations, enjoy the water and make new friends.

Sign up now so you can get on the water right away when the season starts in May.
Give the gift of the great outdoors. Whether it’s for a birthday or just because, a CKC membership will bring a smile to any face.