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ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructors Course

This is the most comprehensive kayak course on the market today. This 40-hour course is focused on the latest technical knowledge, terminology, teaching skills, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness in a swiftwater environment. This course helps you work on personal and interpersonal development and pushes you to build skills and knowledge through peer feedback, video analysis, and lectures. We combine practical on water demonstrations and presentations with real world scenarios that will equip you to deal with teaching this multifaceted sport as a professional. This course sets the industry standard for instruction in paddle sports.

The ACA instructor certification process is broken up into two core components: the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), and Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). The IDW presents students with the skills and knowledge that are required to become an instructor. The ICE is an opportunity for each candidate to demonstrate his/her proficiency in the presentation (logical progression) and demonstration (proper modeling) of the skills, knowledge necessary for certification. This course will cover the following ACA curriculum content:

  • Introduction to Kayak
  • Basic River Kayak
  • Essentials to River Kayaking
  • Whitewater Kayak

To Be Certified You Must...

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be or become a member of the ACA
  • Become a member of the Safety, Education, and Instruction (SEI) Committee
  • Successfully complete the course (requires: attendance at every session and completed homework, quizzes, and tests)

Just because you have paid your class fees and attended the class, does not mean you are guaranteed certification. Each candidate must show competency in technical knowledge, paddling skills, teaching skills, safety awareness, and necessary interpersonal skills at the desired level of certification to achieve certification. On average only about 25% of students achieve the whitewater certification, often because this course is many kayaker's first exposure to formal instruction.

2013 Dates:

 

May 26-30, Update May 29-30

Cost

$500 full course, $250 update

American Canoe Association Jackson Hole Kayak School Instructors Dan Abraham and Will Taggart surfing on the Snake River near Jackson WY

Jackson Hole Kayak School Instructors Dan Abraham
and Will Taggart surfing on the Snake River
near Jackson WY

ACA Certified instructor Andy Lex works with a group of kids from City Kids Wilderness Project on the Snake River WY

ACA Certified instructor Andy Lex works with a
group of kids from City Kids Wilderness Project
on the Snake River WY


ACA Level 3: River Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructors Course

This 40-hour course is focused on the latest technical knowledge, terminology, teaching skills, personal paddling skills, and safety awareness in a river environment. This course helps you work on personal and interpersonal development and pushes you to build skills and knowledge through peer feedback, video analysis, and lectures. We combine practical on water demonstrations and presentations with real world scenarios that will equip you to deal with teaching this multifaceted sport as a professional. This course sets the industry standard for instruction in paddle sports.

The ACA instructor certification process is broken up into two core components: the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), and Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). The IDW presents students with the skills and knowledge that are required to become an instructor. The ICE is an opportunity for each candidate to demonstrate his/her proficiency in the presentation (logical progression) and demonstration (proper modeling) of the skills, knowledge necessary for certification. This course will cover the following ACA curriculum content:

  • Introduction to SUP
  • Essentials of SUP
  • River SUP

To Be Certified You Must...

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be or become a member of the ACA
  • Become a member of the Safety, Education, and Instruction (SEI) Committee
  • Successfully complete the course (requires: attendance at every session and completed homework, quizzes, and tests)

Just because you have paid your class fees and attended the class, does not mean you are guaranteed certification. Each candidate must show competency in technical knowledge, paddling skills, teaching skills, safety awareness, and necessary interpersonal skills at the desired level of certification to achieve certification. On average only about 25% of students achieve the whitewater certification, often because this course is many kayaker's first exposure to formal instruction.

2013 Dates:
  May 12-16, Update May 15 & 16
Cost $500 full course, $250 update
American Canoe Association ACA Certified Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on the Snake River WY

ACA Certified Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on
the Snake River WY

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write info@jacksonholekayak.com

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

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