American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor Certification Course

May 12, 2018 - 8:00am to May 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

All times local.

American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor Certification Course, offering IDW/ICE, ​May 12-16 (Sat-Wed), $125 + $100 each additional day. Lodging available. Certification for Tandem or Solo Canoe Instructors or Current Instructor Updates. Level 1 (2 days, Sat-Sun) Intro to Canoe Level 2 (1 day, Mon + Level 1 Cert) Essentials of River Canoe Level 3 (1 day, Tues + Level 2 Cert) River Canoeing Level 4 (1 day, Wed + Level 3 Cert) White Water Canoeing Pre-Course IDW Description ​This course is appropriate for: Camps & Conference Centers offering canoe programs on lakes or rivers; County & City Parks and Recreation Canoe Program Staff or Trip Leaders; Physical Education Programs wishing to teach paddling as a life-time sport; Current Certified Instructors needing updates; Anyone wishing to teach canoeing and gain in their own skills as well; and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leaders wishing to teach skills and lead trips for Scouting programs.  Stay all 5 days OR just for the level certification you wish to achieve.  All coursework will be in the Roanoke Valley Area.  Classes begin daily at 9:00am and finish around 5:00pm.  Instructor candidates are expected to bring a (waterproof) working lunch to each session and plenty of fluids for each day.

INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Wiegandt is a Canoe and Kayak Instructor-Trainer with the ACA, Chair of the ACA River Canoe Committee, and ACA Instructor for SUP and River Safety and Rescue.  She's been instructing paddlers and leading area trips since 1989.  Contact Beth at

Register by April 12 at


Camp Bethel
328 Bethel Road

Registration Fees

$125 per person plus $100 each additional day/level.

Contact Information

Barry LeNoir