Revised 10/30/14

Kayaking Instruction - ACA (American Canoe Association)


ACA Coastal Kayak Level 3 Training and Assessment

This 16 hour course combines Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues along with Strokes and Maneuver's refinement. Dry land portions include very basic navigation, radio use, rules of the navigable road and emergency equipment. In the water, we'll cover a variety of group and solo rescues, bracing, boat handling and towing scenarios.

InstructionPrerequisites: Basic forward strokes and wet exits as well as ACA membership

Dates for 2015:

$375 / person: includes meals and camping
$495 / person (lodge based): includes meals and lodging

Location: Beulah, MI

Details: Please see full Trip / Course Description for details and registration.

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop:  Level 1-2 ICW


Dates for 2015:  May 28 - 31

Cost:  $375 plus $150 food / lodging package.

Location: Camp Lookout, Sleeping Bear Area

Details: Please see full Trip / Course Description for details and registration.


ACA (American Canoe Association) Level 4 Surf Zone Training

This 7-8 hour class precedes our Surfest to lay groundwork for being better able to handle coastal kayaks in moving water in waves up to 3 feet.

InstructionDate: TBA

Cost: $150 / person including a night's camping

Please email or call us at 231-882-5525 for more information or to register.



Kayak Skills Camp (A.K.A. ACA week)

Here's your opportunity to work on your open water skills without driving all the way to Georgia to do it. Held in the fall when our waters have had all summer to warm, we combine and ACA Level 3 Training and Assessment with Level 4 Surfzone training and morph into our Surfestival on the weekend for you to put it all together to finish off your summer with new skills and a great bunch of friends! As our numbers grow, we'll bring in some of the tremendous wealth of talented instructors that we have in the Great Lakes.

Beach Launch Date: TBA

$550/person for instruction, 5 nights luxury camping (ie, hot showers!) breakfasts, use of outdoor kitchen and a couple of dinners.

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