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Please click on the Event TITLE for full details of the event. You can also click HERE to see the all of our scheduled events.

Hi! Welcome To CKAPCO's Web Site

CKAPCO provides high quality Kayak and Canoe classes and trips  (touring and whitewater). All boats/gear provided. See the Monthly Calendar on the left for a list of upcoming events and feel free to call Mike any day at (703) 850-1257 or email

Monthly Calendars[click] show schedule detail and signup info

We offer all levels of instruction and instructors certification in Coastal/Touring Kayak, River Kayak/Whitewater Kayak and Canoe and Rescue. We teach, train and assess paddling skills, Trip Leader skills and folks that just want to paddle better & safer. We lead fabulous trips with emphasis on instruction, history and environment; all sharing the element of fun. We donate 10% of our profits to conservators of our River and Chesapeake Bay. We're CKAPCO, the ACA PRO-School. Sign up and come along for the ride. Stay tuned to Current Events - see the 2016 schedule Make sure to check the calendar to the left. Click on a picture to visit the CKAPCO Photo Album. See the video clip of the 2012 Middle Fork Trip on Mike's videos top right, the 2014 the MAIN Salmon was great. See the trip report here.

ALSO See videos for strokes and rescue!

How to SignUp for Classes / Trips

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS, CALL MIKE AT (703) 850-1257 or CINDY AT (703) 264-8911 or Email

This is a link to the CKAPCO Calendar / ScheduleClick on the Calendar face [i.e.March 28] to see details of that day's events. 

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to sign up for an event using a check, money order or gold bullion please contact Mike. 

Mike Aronoff (

703) 850-1257 (7 AM - 6 PM EST please)

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Join Mike and CKAPCO for our 2017 Main Salmon trip to Idaho! - Thursday, December 15, 2016

Main Salmon River, Idaho. River days are August 13-17, 2017 plus a day early and later in Boise.
Main Salmon trip includes lodging before and after and transportation to the put-in from Boise and back to Boise from the trip's end. $1,331 plus $425 for room and travel = $1,756. This includes all Forest Service fees and taxes.  Deposit is  $400 per person.
(Regular Price  $1,554  + $425=$1959. Save $253 per person off the regular retail price. Very good deal!)

Trip itinerary:

River Day 1: Go to river put in at Corn Creek and begin the river trip.
River Days 2-4: Travel on the Salmon River.  Run rapids, hike, camp explore, fish, and generally play without any distractions such as email or cell phones.
River Day 5: Paddle or raft to take out at Carey Creek and return to McCall, Idaho.   Most guests stay in McCall on the 5th night and then head for home the next morning.

The outfitter provides tents, cots, sleeping bags, life jackets and waterproof bags.  Guests just need to provide their own personal items.

Give Mike a call at (703) 850-1257 with any questions and to book your adventure! Full description of Mike's Main Salmon trip at our partners Action Whitewater Adventures.
Enter the password "Mike" to view the details.

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Enjoy Mike's videos on paddling techniques by - Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mike joined with to produce a series of educational videos that are enormously useful and popular among paddlers and paddling educators.

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2014 Salmon River Trip report - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Pictures of trips etc - Sunday, March 10, 2013
MIDDLE FORK SALMON videos - Friday, August 17, 2012

Here are 4 videos from fly-in to the last day of our 2012 trip to the Middle Fork Salmon River in Idaho.

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These are new Domain addreses that will take you to We hope they make it obvious where our bases are for classe/trips. Also Antietam Creek Canoe

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Canoe and Kayak Magazine says we are TOPS - Thursday, April 07, 2011
Watch A few Middle Fork fun videos - Thursday, April 08, 2010