Classes

Fun Start Kayak Class

Fun Start Kayak Class

Our Fun Start Kayak Class is designed to give students the fundamentals of kayaking through a fun and safe environment.

Next Step Kayak Class

If you have taken the Fun Start class or you have been paddling for a while, but find you would like more boat control, safety and confidence; this is the class for you. 

Kayak Rolling Class

Kayak Rolling Class

This class focuses on breaking down the kayak roll.  Start with controlling the kayak with your body by using your hips, knees and core.  Then add sweeping the paddle to achieve a roll. 

Rescues and More Rescues Class

Rescues and More Rescues Class

This class will cover self rescue and group rescue techniques, beyond the Scramble Self Rescue and the T-Rescue.  The class may include: Re-entry and Roll, Toggle Rescue, Cold Water Rescues, Haul Up, Leg Up, Eskimo Bow Rescue, and Eskimo Paddle Rescue.

Forward Stroke

Forward Stroke Tune- Up Class

This class will cover more efficient forward stroke using the power of your whole body.  Learn different forward strokes for powering up, speed, or efficient touring.

Linked Strokes and Maneuvers Class

If you already know basic sweep turns and draws to the side, this class combines different strokes to efficiently and beautifully turn and maneuver your kayak on the go

Stand Up Paddle Board Beginner Class

Learn the basics of Standup Paddle Boarding.  Practice how to be efficient and safe on a SUP.

Adaptive Kayak Class

We have instructors with the American Canoe Association Adaptive Paddling Endorsement.  They work with groups including Special Olympics, Special Tree, and Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation. Private lessons are available.

Louise Pool Class

Private Lessons

We have several American Canoe Association Certified Kayaking Instructors available to do Private Classes for all skill levels.

Navigation

Navigation Class

Navigation on water and orienteering on land, are skills that enable us to go to places we've never been and arrive safe and on time.  This is a practical class with hands on experience offering an overview of the basic principles of navigation.  It is suitable for anyone who likes to hike or paddle in new places or who wants to operate in these places in limited visibility.

American Canoe Association

Level 3 Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement Skills Course

The Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course is designed to assist coastal kayakers at all levels in refining basic strokes and maneuvers. 

American Canoe Association

Level 3 Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment

This American Canoe Association Assessment Course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform all of the skills listed along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. This assessment course provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved a certain level of paddling ability.

American Canoe Association

Level 1 & 2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop

Our four-day comprehensive workshop combines the ACA Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) with the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)  a perfect course for experienced kayakers who are interested in advancing their skills to become an ACA-certified instructor.

American Canoe Association

Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Development Workshop

American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor is the entry level for instructing in the coastal environment.  During the IDW portion you receive the training necessary to effectively and efficiently teach sea kayaking. This includes classroom sessions on how people learn, on teaching methods and effective feedback

American Canoe Association

Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Exam

The ICE is an opportunity for each candidate to demonstrate his/her proficiency in the presentation (logical progression) and demonstration (proper modeling) of the skills necessary for certification as well as display overall paddlesport knowledge. 

A Destination Adventure - ACA L3-L4 IDW-ICE in Oban, Scotland

Interested in becoming an American Canoe Association Instructor and paddle in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the world?