Includes a variety of outdoor activities including rafting, inflatable kayaking, hiking, river safety, and more, all geared toward kids ages 13-16 for a true outdoor camp experience.
ACA Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment
- Person Ages 16+
The Process to Obtain Your Instructor Certification
ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Assessment
The ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification program consists of three essential and required parts. The first step in the process is the Skills Assessment.
ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment:
This ACA Assessment Course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform the skills necessary to paddle in a coastal environment 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. It is expected that participants interested in pursuing this award will have participated in a minimum of three, full day journeys (e.g. longer than 8 nautical miles).
– This a pre-requisite to participate in a Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification course.
– Participants in this assessment must be ACA members Join the ACA online
A complete equipment list will be sent to each registered participant. If you do not have a suitable kayak or are unable to bring your boat to the course, please make arrangements with Outdoor Adventures well in advance to rent the appropriate equipment.
- ACA Instructor’s Manual ($15-25)**
- ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring Book ($6.95)**
- Single sea kayak with secure/sealed bulkheads (or secured floatation)
- Coast Guard approved PFD
- Paddle float, bilge pump, & signaling devices
- 15’ stirrup
- Tow rig
- Appropriate hand and footwear
- Casual change of clothing
- Spray skirt
- Paddle & spare
- Warm hat
- Thermal underwear
- Wetsuit or drysuit
- Water bottle(s)
- Snacks for on-water time
- First aid kit
- Any other gear/props you use to enhance your teaching
Books and resources are available from the ACA website or on the first day of class, by request.