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Bay Cliff Health Camp’s

ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

Offered since 1998, we partner with Bay Cliff and staff this workshop popular with program managers, instructors, recreational paddlers and people with disabilities.

This ACA workshop has been taught across the country since 1990. The course brings together certified instructors, recreational paddlers, and people with physical disabilities with the goal of further promoting canoeing and kayaking for paddlers with disabilities. Room and board available on site.

Team Leadership Center’s

ACA Coastal Kayak Workshops for Guides

Offered since 2010, Door County is a great location for

these Coastal Kayaking workshops in that a variety of conditions are available on either side of the peninsula

Combining the ACA Level 2 Instructor process with the new Level 3 Trip Leader process, these workshops offer the training and certification for those Guiding on the Great Lakes & beyond.

Guide Training                                    May 31-June 4, 2017

Guide Testing                                     Aug 14-15, 2017

Workshops through other organizations

Paddlers with a physical disability             Sept 23-24, 2017

Recreational paddlers & Instructors          Sept 21-24, 2017


Instructors and recreational paddlers  

Students with a physical disability       

Riverside Kayak Connection

ACA L2 Instructor Workshops


RKC located in Southeast Michigan is a paddle shop for paddlers. Offering sales, rentals, tours and instruction, they offer something for paddlers of all levels

ACA Level 2 Instructor workshops offers the training and certification for the most widely taught instruction level in the country. L2 covers the teaching of paddle strokes and rescues that every paddler needs to start out paddling safely.  

L2Instructor Development Workshop         May 6-7, 2017

L2 Instructor Certification Exam                Aug 19, 2017

Workshops

Our goals with workshops are to offer high quality, professional and fun events that are enriched by the experience we’ve gained over the years.

In addition to offering our own workshops, we work with professional organizations to provide workshops around the Upper Midwest.

ACA Coastal Kayak Workshops for Guides

Aimed at outfitters, retailers and club paddlers, these workshops provide training & certification for Guides. Classroom & on water site within a mile. Room & board available with family style meals and modern facilities.

Combining the ACA Level 2 Instructor process with the new Level 3 Trip Leader process, these workshops offer the training and certification for those Guiding on the Great Lakes & beyond. Focus is on effective teaching & modeling of kayak skills, trip planning, managing groups, on water navigation and safely leading a group of paddlers. This process replaces the previously offered ACA Instructor workshops by SKS.

Guide Training                                 May 18-21, 2017 $399*

Guide Testing                                  Sept 8-10, 2017  $310*


Workshops offered by Sea Kayak Specialists

ACA L4 Instructor Certification Exam

Runs where Level 4 conditions can be found including Marquette, Munising and Manistique.

Level 4 is for Instructor Candidates who already have their Level 3 certification.  Building on Level 3 skills and experience, Instructor Candidates are assessed for their ability to paddle & teach in Level 4 conditions. Required conditions include 2-4’ surf, 3-5’ seas and 15-20 knot winds. If necessary, we shall travel to find locations with those conditions.

Instructor Certification Exam              Oct 13-15, 2017     $315

*Discount available!

The ACA has changed requirements for Instructor workshops and has developed a pilot program for a more extensive Trip Leader track. This has resulted in changing our offerings from previous years to better serve our participants. Please check out the ACA website (click here) or contact us for more information.


Why choose SKS for Trip Leader workshops?
We have been working with outfitters since 1999 providing training for their staff. Over the previous three seasons we have run 8-10 two day Coastal Kayaking Trip Leader workshops. With our experience running these workshops, we can run the new L3 & L4 Trip Leader workshops with high quality process & content from the start.

*** 2016 ACA Changes ***

Urban Kayaks

ACA L2 Instructor Workshops


Chicago’s premier outfitter for Chicago River kayaking tours, rentals and instruction. Two brothers and a life long friend own & operate UK with a heart full of soul.

ACA Level 2 Instructor workshops offers the training and certification for the most widely taught instruction level in the country. L2 covers the teaching of paddle strokes and rescues that every paddler needs to start out paddling safely.  

L2 Instructor Development Workshop  and

L2 Instructor Certification Exam                May 10-13, 2017