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Summer 2024 -  Leadership Development


Summer 2024 -  Leadership Development

This course is still in the planning phase but it will be great fun and a bit challenging.  if you are interested in this course please contact me at  


The format of this course is a bit of a hybrid, intended to offer both leadership development while sharpening your personal paddling skills at the same time.  Meeting over two long weekends on Lake Superior, we will mix classroom and on water sessions.  


This course will be built around your goals and is participant driven.  We will cover goal setting, route planning, group management, weather forecasting, incident management and navigation.  We will also practice the softer skills of being part of a group.  We will seek out flat, bumpy and moving water as Mother Nature provides them.  


This course assumes that participants can satisfy the Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) and be comfortable in conditions described in the “Course Location / Venue” section of the American Canoe Association Coastal Kayaking Level 3 Skills Assessment. - LINK HERE. The course also assumes all participants can provide their own kit appropriate for the day.  


The cost of this event has not been set yet but will include four days of coaching, campsites and group food.


If you are interested or have questions please send me a note at


WHAT: Leadership skill building and personal skill development


WHEN: Depends on you and your goals. The course will most likely take place on Lake Superior in the beautiful Apostle Islands.


WHO: Anyone who is keen to develop leadership skills and expand their padding network.  The ability to satisfy the American Canoe Association Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment is required - LINK HERE


WHERE: Beautiful Lake Superior.

WHY: Because paddling is awesome and doing it with friends in cool places is awesomer. 

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