American Canoe Association Canoe/Kayak Trip Leader Course

June 2, 2018 - 8:00am to June 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

All times local.

American Canoe Association Canoe/Kayak Trip Leader Course, ​June 2-3, 2018 (9:00am Saturday through 5:00pm Sunday).

The 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 2) counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 20.  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.

INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Wiegandt is a Canoe and Kayak Instructor-Trainer with the ACA, Chair of the ACA River 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.

REGISTER BEFORE MAY 2:  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.  A $40 non-refundable deposit counts toward your total fee, and all balances are due before May 20.

QUESTIONS: Contact Beth Wiegandt at YourOutdoorClassroom@gmail.com or 540-556-2594.

Location

Camp Bethel
328 Bethel Road
Fincastle
VA

Registration Fees

$125 per person.

Contact Information

Barry LeNoir
5409922940