Mike Aronoff, CKAPCO Owner


Mike is an ACA Whitewater (L4) Canoeing Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA Open Water (L4) Coastal Kayaking Instructor Trainer Educator, River Kayaking (L3) Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA River Rescue (L3) Instructor Trainer, L4 Whitewater Kayaking  Instructor and L4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor. He holds a British Canoe Union, 4 Star Award and Sea Coach in Sea Kayaking.

He is Past Vice-Chair, ACA Safety Education and Instruction Committee and Chair of Education subcommittee. Past Chair ACA Introduction to Paddling Committee, ACA River Kayaking Committee, ACA Coastal Kayaking Committee and  ACA River Canoeing Committee. Mike was named 2004 ACA Outstanding Instructor. He served two terms on the national Board of Directors of the American Canoe Association with one term as its Treasurer. He is a past Divisional Instruction Facilitator for the Middle States Division of the ACA.  

Mike teaches at George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor in Sea Kayaking and Whitewater Kayaking and teaches paddlesports courses for University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University,  Kent State University, Ohio University  at the College of the Albemarle.  

Mike is featured in a variety of Paddling.net educational videos on kayaking (featured on our videos page) and was a lead or contributing author of many of the ACA curricula in use today.