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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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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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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 $300 .    L3: 5/11-14 $400 .    L4: 5/11-15 $450

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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 $300 .    L3: 5/18-21 $400 .    L4: 5/18-22 $450

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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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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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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)
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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

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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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UMD L3 River Kayak ICW
Oct
20
to Oct 21

UMD L3 River Kayak ICW

This is a river kayak Instructor Certification Workshop that we are leading for the University of Maryland. In this offering CKAPCO Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators will share years of knowledge and experience to help mold new Instructors. This is a closed event, but feel free to contact us for information.

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Kayak Paddlesport Safety Facilitator Course
Oct
1
8:30 AM08:30

Kayak Paddlesport Safety Facilitator Course

  • 6885 Winona Place Hughesville, MD, 20637 United States (map)
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This is an ACA Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Course providing a 1-year ACA certification to successful participants as an ACA-certified Paddlesports Safety Facilitator in Kayaking. See more about this curriculum on the ACA website. Contact CKAPCO if you're interested scheduling a similar course.

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River Kayak Instructor Update Course
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

River Kayak Instructor Update Course

  • Rileys Lock Road Poolesville, MD, 20837 United States (map)
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This is an American Canoe Association River Kayak Instructor Update course. During this workshop CKAPCO's staff will develop instructor candidates, assess them, and potentially re-certify or upgrade them as ACA instructors. If you have any questions, contact us.

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River Kayak Instructor Update Course
100.00
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SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Level 1-2 )
Sep
8
to Sep 10

SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Level 1-2 )

  • 2070 Twin Branches Road Reston, VA, 20191 United States (map)
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This is an American Canoe Association Level 1-2 Stand-up Paddleboard 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. If you have any questions, contact us.

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River Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Level 1-2)
Sep
5
to Sep 7

River Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Level 1-2)

  • Rileys Lock Road Poolesville, MD, 20837 United States (map)
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This is an American Canoe Association Level 2 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 1-2. If you have any questions, contact us.

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River Kayak ICW (ACA Level 1-2)
300.00
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Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop and River Canoe Day-trip Leader Assessment
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop and River Canoe Day-trip Leader Assessment

  • 19005 Lappans Road Boonsboro, MD, 21713 United States (map)
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A progressive series of L1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor through L2 Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop + ACA River Canoeing Day-trip Leader Assessment. Being conducted with BYM Camps. (THIS IS A PRIVATE COURSE)

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Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Levels 1-2) and River Canoe Day-trip Leader Assessment
May
30
to Jun 2

Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA Levels 1-2) and River Canoe Day-trip Leader Assessment

  • Rileys Lock Road Poolesville, MD, 20837 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A progressive series of L1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor through L2 Essentials of River Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop + ACA River Canoeing Day-trip Leader Assessment.

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