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River Kayaking or Packrafting Fundamentals

Group Rate (3+) - $179 p/p

Private Lesson (1:1) - $358

Semi-private (2:1) - $650

6 Hours

River Kayaking or Packrafting Fundamentals is a one-day jump start into the world of rivers and an effective way to prepare for paddling season. Taught by our ACA certified instructors, this course will teach you the strokes, maneuvers, and rescue techniques to be safe and efficient while on the water. 

 

Topics covered: 

  • Kayak/Packraft craft & equipment fit adjustment & outfitting

  • Paddle strokes and maneuvers 

  • Assisted & self-rescue techniques 

  • Reading & recognizing river hazards

  • Planning your river paddling trip 


Required Equipment: Whitewater kayak and/or Packraft, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, type III personal flotation device, closed toed shoes, and wet suit or dry suit with appropriate base layers. Let us know if you need help sourcing any gear!

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River Kayak or Packraft Skill Refinement

Do you prefer private coaching or a custom curriculum to meet your paddling goals? Contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 private lesson with one of our ACA certified instructors. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced level instruction. 

 

Examples include: 

  • Stroke & rolling technique refinement 

  • Advanced boat control techniques

  • Scouting and navigating whitewater

  • Trip leading and group management

  • Paddlesports safety facilitator training

  • Preparation for ACA instructor certification

 

Contact us to set up your custom course today!

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Kayak Rolling Course

Group Rate (3+) - $179 p/p

Private Lesson (1:1) - $358

Semi-private (2:1) - $650

4 Hours

Rolling a kayak is an essential skill for kayakers. Taught by our ACA certified instructors, this course will teach you the building blocks to a reliable and repeatable kayak roll as well as skills on how to feel more balanced and stable in your kayak. 

 

Topics covered: 

  • Edging / Bracing

  • Hip snaps / boat-to-boat rescues

  • Sweep roll / C2C roll

  • On-side vs. off-side rolls 

  • Injury prevention & conditioning for kayak rolling 

 

Required Equipment: Whitewater kayak, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, type III personal flotation device, closed toed shoes, and wet suit or dry suit with appropriate base layers. Let us know if you need help sourcing any gear!

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ACA River Kayak Instructor Certifcation Workshop L2-4

ACA L2: Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor (Class 1 Rivers) 3 Days - $405 p/p

ACA L3: River Kayaking Instructor (Class 2 Rivers) 5 Days - $675 p/p

ACA L4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor (Class 3 Rivers) 5 Days - $675 p/p

Are you passionate about river kayaking? Do you want to be empowered to share your love of this sport with diverse individuals and communities in a safe and effective manner? 

 

Our expert ACA Instructor Trainers can help make your dream a reality! Our ACA Instructor Certification Workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills to serve as a professional river kayak instructor, honing your teaching, technical knowledge, group management, safety and rescue, and paddling skills to inspire aspiring paddlers.  We also offer training such as ACA skills courses and assessments to help you prepare for an upcoming certification course.

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ACA River Kayak Instructor Endorsements

ACA Kayak Rolling Endoresement (3+) - $179 p/p

ACA Level 2-4 River Kayak Hand Paddling Endorsement 3 Days - $405 p/p

Are you an ACA Kayak Instructor looking to expand what you’re able to teach with your certification? Endorsements provide the opportunity for instructors to teach additional skills and curriculum that are not included in traditional instructor certification workshops

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