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American Canoe Association Courses

Peggy O'Neal
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Intro to Kayaking

Full Day Course

The Introduction to Kayaking course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level individuals.  



Coastal Kayak Strokes and Rescues

Full Day Course

The Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues course is designed to introduce basic coastal kayaking skills and safety to beginners.


Essentials of  Kayak Touring

Full Day Course

The Essentials of Kayak Touring course is designed to teach beginner paddlers to safely and enjoyably kayak on lakes, calm protected ocean environments, and other flatwater settings.



Coastal Kayak Navigation

Full or Half Day Course

Unlock the mystery of maps, charts, and compasses.  

$50 Half Day Course

$90 Full Day Course

Flat Water Kayak Safety and Rescue

Full or Half Day Course

The Flatwater Kayak Safety and Rescue workshop introduces essential flatwater safety practices and rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, in the first few minutes of an emergency.


$65 Half Day Course

$125 Full Day Course

Skills Assessments

Full Day Journey or Half Day Assessment

Levels 1-3. The ACA Assessment Course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform all of the skills listed along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. The assessment course provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved a certain level of paddling ability.


$65 Half Day Assessment

$125 Full Day Journey

All ACA course costs include event ACA membership
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