Sea Kayak Skills and Trip Leader Assessments

American Canoe Association assessment courses are a great way to confirm your current skills and gain exposure to new information. Also utilized by camps and outfitting groups for staff training and proof of skills.

 
ACA skills assessments
ACA Level 1-2 Kayak Skills Assessment

Often taken by those interested in certifying as a level 1 or 2 instructor, but who feel they may need to fill in some gaps in training or just want coaching and teaching tools. Also popular for camp and guide staff or anyone in the position of leading others on flat or moving water. Must provide own equipment or rent. More information on ACA Skills Assessments

$115 per person. Contact us to create custom dates for your group. 

 
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Coastal Kayak Skills Comprehensive Course

Two Options: May 24th-27th or May 31st-June 3rd, 2022. 
An immersive skills experience designed to boost the confidence of novice to intermediate paddlers. This 4 day course will teach and test your ability in wind and waves, and prepare you to pass the level 3 skills assessment. The assessment is included as an added bonus which allows you to proceed to a Trip Leader Training & Assessment or Instructor Certification course in the future. Course also includes instruction in rolling, normally a separate private coaching session.
$460 for 4 full days of training and the assessment exam. Lodging & Equipment NOT included. Camping available locally.
 
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ACA Level 3 - Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment

This is the 'stand-alone' option to the above course. Assessing at level 3 is possible for those who already have formal paddling training and some rough water experience during trips of 5 miles or more. A great course for those looking to confirm their current skills, or for those preparing to take a Level 3 Trip Leader Training & Assessment or Level 3 Instructor Certification. More information on ACA Skills Assessments. Must provide own equipment or rent.

$115 per person. Contact us to create custom dates for your group. 

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ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment

The level 4 Skills Assessment is for those with considerable paddling training and experience, looking to confirm their current skills, or for those preparing to take a level 4 Instructor Certification. More information on ACA Skills Assessments. Must provide own equipment or rent.

$115 per person. Contact us to create custom dates for your group. 

 
ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Trainings & Assessments

Level 2: Day Trip Leader Training & Assessment

This 2 day course is intended to provide the skills and training necessary for an adult leader possessing basic paddling skills to lead day trips for participants with beginner level paddling skills. The emphasis of this course is trip leading, safety education and rescue on water. The content is relevant for clubs, camps, scouts and other entities providing day trips. Course outline.

Tuition: $200 per participant. This training is designed for groups only with discounts starting at 6 participants.

ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Course & Assessment

Level 3 - Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training Course

The purpose of the Level 3 CKTL training and assessment is to prepare individuals who intend to lead other paddlers, either recreational or professional, in coastal environments.

Successful completion of the assessment will provide evidence of the candidate’s technical skills and confirm their knowledge, understanding, and ability to plan and implement trips for a wide variety of abilities, in environments up to and including level 3 sea conditions. Training Course outline

Tuition: $115 Not currently scheduled. Contact us to create custom dates for your group.

Level 3 - Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Assessment 

This is the "test" for the Level 3: Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training.

Tuition: $230 Not currently scheduled. Contact us to create custom dates for your group.