American Canoe Association Canoe/Kayak Trip Leader Course

May 25, 2019 - 9:00am to May 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

All times local.

The American Canoe Association Canoe/Kayak Trip Leader Course is designed to provide training for those taking day trips on rivers.  This course is appropriate for camp leaders, scout leaders, fishermen, or anyone who spends time on the river.  This course is NOT a beginning paddling course.  Each participant must have spent time in boats and have good boat control.  This course focuses on: Boat Handling (strokes and maneuvers) with canoe or kayak options; Prevention and Planning; Safety and Rescue using canoes or kayaks, land based or in water. There will be a short (1 hour) classroom session in the evening after the on water session on Saturday,

This course will prepare those who spend time on the water to think and act preventatively, while giving them the tools to handle situations that may arise on the water.  Although this is not a certification course, participants who succeed receive a card and certificate from the ACA for trip leading and an assessment of skills in canoe or kayak.

This course is appropriate for: Camps & Conference Centers offering 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 gain in their own skills as well; and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leaders wishing to lead trips for Scouting programs. There will be a short (1 hour) classroom session in the evening after the on water session on Saturday,

COURSE PRICE: $125 per person.  A $40 non-refundable deposit (due by May 10) counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 22.  Cost includes all instruction, materials, and introductory membership in the ACA. LOCATION: Buchanan, VA (James River) area; meeting location TBD at the river will be sent with course information. EQUIPMENT: Participants may bring their own boats, paddles and lifejackets, OR may rent gear for an additional fee for the duration of the course: $25 for canoe gear and $30 for kayak gear.  Indicate equipment needs in your Registration Form below. INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Wiegandt is a Canoe and Kayak Instructor-Trainer with the ACA, Chair of the ACA Introduction to Paddling 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 YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com. LODGING:  Camping is separate from your course fees.   At Camp Bethel, you may tent camp for $10 per tent per night.  Indicate camping needs on your registration form, OR choose from local hotels. REGISTER BEFORE MAY 10:  A minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 12 ensure that you receive the individual attention you need to succeed in this course.  Register on line below.  A $40 non-refundable deposit counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 22. QUESTIONS: Contact Beth Wiegandt at YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com or 540-556-2594.

Location

Camp Bethel (Fincastle, VA)
328 Bethel Road
Fincastle
VA

Registration Fees

$125 per person. A $40 non-refundable deposit (due by May 10) counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 22. Cost includes all instruction, materials, and introductory membership in the ACA. Participants may bring their own boats, paddles and lifejackets, OR may rent gear for an additional fee for the duration of the course: $25 for canoe gear and $30 for kayak gear. Indicate equipment needs in your Registration Form.

Contact Information

Beth Wiegandt
540-556-2594