Whitewater Kayak ICW (ACA L4)
May
3
to May 26

Whitewater Kayak ICW (ACA L4)

We are again honored that CKAPCO ITE Larry Ausley has been invited back by world-famous h2odreams.com to co-teach a level 4 ACA Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop being organized through h2odreams. Larry will be mentoring co-founder Lydia Wing to the pinnacle of her own process to become an ACA Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer for this course.


This course will be held over two, three-day weekends of May 3-5 and May 24-26, 2019 and based out of Saluda, NC near the Green River. The actual venues for the course will include local flat water work and class II-III whitewater rivers as flow-appropriate for those conditions. The course fee will be $575 per candidate. More info for the course can be found at: https://www.h2odreams.com/product/aca-whitewater-instructor-certifcation/

Included: 

  • Shuttle transportation

  • Supplemental class materials

  • Instruction/guiding

  • ACA Instructor Manual

   Not included:

  • Lodging

  • Transportation to Saluda, NC

  • Meals

  • Equipment essentials

  • ACA and SEIC dues

All registration will be handled by h2odreams. Contact Lydia Wing for further info or registration. Don’t wait! This will be a popular opportunity to work with some of the best instructional talent in the business.

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SUP ICW (ACA L1-L2)
May
24
to May 26

SUP ICW (ACA L1-L2)

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
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Join us for this 3-day intensive instructor training and assessment in all things paddle boarding. This training will cover learning and teaching theory, communication exercises, feedback structure and delivery, as well as on water technical skill development, rescue strategies and skills, group management concepts, and much more. The American Canoe Association Instructor Certification is viewed as the gold standard for water safety and paddlesport education by the U.S. Coast Guard and the paddlesport industry within the U.S. This course will be split into two segments: Level 1-2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Development and Certification Assessment: .Instructor Update: Current instructors looking for an update of certification may join the course for a shorter duration per Instructor Trainer approval and time needed for update. Priority will be given to students participating in the full 3-day course. Please contact the instructor trainer, Ben Morton: ben@precisionpaddlesports.com, to explore this avenue. This is a fantastic training opportunity whether you’re interested in becoming a full time paddlesport educator, learning some tips for teaching friends and family members, or want to develop your technical skills while getting an inside look at paddlesport education. 

ACA Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton Ben is a full time paddlesport educator and guide and has taught on rivers through the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia . Ben has worked with a variety of the industry’s leading paddling schools and instructors and continues to travel throughout the U.S. leading ACA Instructor trainings in kayak, canoe, and SUP. Ben has over a decade of experience leading ACA Instructor Courses and prides himself in striving to provide the highest quality training and helping each participant reach their goals. For more information about Ben Morton please visit his website: www.precisionpaddlesports.com

L1: 5/24-25 $250 .    L2: 5/24-26 $375

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OBX Coastal Kayak ICW
Jun
2
to Jun 6

OBX Coastal Kayak ICW

This is an American Canoe Association Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-3. Upgrades and updates are also available as part of this course.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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Essentials of River Kayaking ICW Ohio Akron State and Ohio State
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Essentials of River Kayaking ICW Ohio Akron State and Ohio State

This is an American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop. We are running this workshop exclusively for Ohio Akron State and Ohio State. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-3. If you are interested in attending an instructor workshop or hosting one for your organization contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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River Safety and Rescue ICW for COO
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

River Safety and Rescue ICW for COO

This is an American Canoe Association Level 3 River Safety and Rescue Instructor Certification Workshop. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-3. Upgrades and updates are also available as part of this course.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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Whitewater Kayak ICW (ACA L1-L4)
May
18
to May 22

Whitewater Kayak ICW (ACA L1-L4)

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
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This is an American Canoe Association Level 3 River Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-4. Upgrades and updates are also available as part of this course.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

L1: 5/18-19 $220 .    L2: 5/18-20 $330 .    L3: 5/18-21 $440 .    L4: 5/18-22 $550

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Whitewater Canoe ICW (ACA 1-L4)
May
11
to May 15

Whitewater Canoe ICW (ACA 1-L4)

  • Rileys Lock Road Darnestown, MD United States (map)
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This is an American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-4. Upgrades and updates are also available as part of this course. Brendan Fitzpatrick will be conducting his lead teach towards his Instructor Trainer Certification. The workshop is open for OC-1, OC-2, and C-1 paddlers interested in taking their skills to the next level. If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

L1: 5/11-12 $220 .    L2: 5/11-13 $330 .    L3: 5/11-14 $440 .    L4: 5/11-15 $550

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Girl Scout Canoe PSF
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scout Canoe PSF

  • Rileys Lock Road Darnestown, MD United States (map)
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This event is focussed on training Girl Scout leaders to become ACA Paddlesport Safety Facilitators. Certified PSFs will be able to to introduce paddlecraft safety and knowledge to the beginner paddler in a land-based setting. This is a 1 year, nonrenewable certification.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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Girl Scout Kayak PSF
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scout Kayak PSF

This event is focussed on training Girl Scout leaders to become ACA Paddlesport Safety Facilitators. Certified PSFs will be able to to introduce paddlecraft safety and knowledge to the beginner paddler in a land-based setting. This is a 1 year, nonrenewable certification.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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Essentials of river kayaking UMD
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Essentials of river kayaking UMD

This is an American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop. We are running this workshop exclusively for the University of Maryland. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-3. If you are interested in attending an instructor workshop or hosting one for your organization contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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Sit-On-Top Kayak ICW
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Sit-On-Top Kayak ICW

This is an American Canoe Association Level 2 Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially certify them as ACA instructors from Levels 1-2. This course will focus on teaching instructors the nuances of sit-on-top kayaks and how to teach skills to students in such vessels.

If you're interested in participating in this course, contact Mike via mike@ckapco.com or (703) 850-1257.

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SUP Skills Course
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

SUP Skills Course

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is designed both as an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding and as a refresher course for those returning to paddling. In this course, we cover all of the fundamental skills required for enjoyable yet safe outings on calm and protected waterways. Throughout the day we teach all of the basic SUP strokes, safety information, as well as assisted and self rescue techniques. We provide all the gear (board, life vest, paddle, etc.) and you need to bring water and snacks. This course is what you need to start enjoying a lifetime of paddling fun.

Course runs 4-5 hours in length depending on the composition of the class and progress of the participants. CKAPCO may change dates of classes depending on enrollment and other events on lake Audubon.

Contact Ben to register. Course cost is $80 per student.

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SUP Skills Course
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

SUP Skills Course

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is designed both as an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding and as a refresher course for those returning to paddling. In this course, we cover all of the fundamental skills required for enjoyable yet safe outings on calm and protected waterways. Throughout the day we teach all of the basic SUP strokes, safety information, as well as assisted and self rescue techniques. We provide all the gear (board, life vest, paddle, etc.) and you need to bring water and snacks. This course is what you need to start enjoying a lifetime of paddling fun.

Course runs 4-5 hours in length depending on the composition of the class and progress of the participants. CKAPCO may change dates of classes depending on enrollment and other events on lake Audubon.

Contact Ben to register. Course cost is $80 per student.

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SUP Skills Course
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

SUP Skills Course

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is designed both as an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding and as a refresher course for those returning to paddling. In this course, we cover all of the fundamental skills required for enjoyable yet safe outings on calm and protected waterways. Throughout the day we teach all of the basic SUP strokes, safety information, as well as assisted and self rescue techniques. We provide all the gear (board, life vest, paddle, etc.) and you need to bring water and snacks. This course is what you need to start enjoying a lifetime of paddling fun.

Course runs 4-5 hours in length depending on the composition of the class and progress of the participants. CKAPCO may change dates of classes depending on enrollment and other events on lake Audubon.

Contact Ben to register. Course cost is $80 per student.

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ACA Level 1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop
Jun
22
to Jun 24

ACA Level 1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this 3-day intensive instructor training and assessment in all things paddle boarding. This training will cover learning and teaching theory, communication exercises, feedback structure and delivery, as well as on water technical skill development, rescue strategies and skills, group management concepts, and much more. The American Canoe Association Instructor Certification is viewed as the gold standard for water safety and paddlesport education by the U.S. Coast Guard and the paddlesport industry within the U.S. This course will be split into two segments: Level 1-2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Development and Certification Assessment: .Instructor Update: Current instructors looking for an update of certification may join the course for a shorter duration per Instructor Trainer approval and time needed for update. Priority will be given to students participating in the full 3-day course. Please contact the instructor trainer, Ben Morton: ben@precisionpaddlesports.com, to explore this avenue. This is a fantastic training opportunity whether you’re interested in becoming a full time paddlesport educator, learning some tips for teaching friends and family members, or want to develop your technical skills while getting an inside look at paddlesport education. 

ACA Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton Ben is a full time paddlesport educator and guide and has taught on rivers through the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia . Ben has worked with a variety of the industry’s leading paddling schools and instructors and continues to travel throughout the U.S. leading ACA Instructor trainings in kayak, canoe, and SUP. Ben has over a decade of experience leading ACA Instructor Courses and prides himself in striving to provide the highest quality training and helping each participant reach their goals. For more information about Ben Morton please visit his website: www.precisionpaddlesports.com

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ACA Level 1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop
Apr
27
to Apr 29

ACA Level 1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this 3-day intensive instructor training and assessment in all things paddle boarding. This training will cover learning and teaching theory, communication exercises, feedback structure and delivery, as well as on water technical skill development, rescue strategies and skills, group management concepts, and much more. The American Canoe Association Instructor Certification is viewed as the gold standard for water safety and paddlesport education by the U.S. Coast Guard and the paddlesport industry within the U.S. This course will be split into two segments: Level 1-2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Development and Certification Assessment: .Instructor Update: Current instructors looking for an update of certification may join the course for a shorter duration per Instructor Trainer approval and time needed for update. Priority will be given to students participating in the full 3-day course. Please contact the instructor trainer, Ben Morton: ben@precisionpaddlesports.com, to explore this avenue. This is a fantastic training opportunity whether you’re interested in becoming a full time paddlesport educator, learning some tips for teaching friends and family members, or want to develop your technical skills while getting an inside look at paddlesport education. 

ACA Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton Ben is a full time paddlesport educator and guide and has taught on rivers through the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia . Ben has worked with a variety of the industry’s leading paddling schools and instructors and continues to travel throughout the U.S. leading ACA Instructor trainings in kayak, canoe, and SUP. Ben has over a decade of experience leading ACA Instructor Courses and prides himself in striving to provide the highest quality training and helping each participant reach their goals. For more information about Ben Morton please visit his website: www.precisionpaddlesports.com

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ACA Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayak Instructor Update/Upgrade
Nov
11
to Nov 12

ACA Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayak Instructor Update/Upgrade

This ACA Level: 5 Instructor Update/Upgrade is designed for current ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructors with a strong foundation of experience and skill or current Level 5 Adv. WW Kayak Instructors that need to update their certification.  Please review the ACA Level 5 Adv. WW Kayak Instructor Criteria HERE.  

This training will focus on developing a growth-oriented and reflective coaching practice, increasing complexities to "standard" river running maneuvers, consistently reflecting on our own judgement and decision-making as instructors and how we teach that to our students, and being prepared for and executing rescues in this environment.  

Please review the ACA Level 5: Adv. WW Kayak Instructor Criteria to ensure your eligibility prior to contacting the instructor train in regard to the registration process.

Location: Potomac River

Instructor Trainer: Ben Morton / ben@precisionpaddlesports.com

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