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We connect diverse communities by fostering a shared commitment to safety and stewardship, and by providing opportunities for challenge, achievement, and fun through paddlesports.

ACA SUPPORTS PADDLERS IN MANY WAYS. HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

Competition information and events, classes and instructor certifications, stewardship opportunities, advocacy for clean water and access to public lands, insurance for clubs, event organizers & others. We’re here to help.

Upcoming Events

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  • 05.29.22 – 07.14.22

    Idaho, USA

    The Grand Salmon: A Source to Sea Initiative
  • 06.28.22 – 09.06.22

    Lake Superior

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills Course
  • 06.29.22 – 09.07.22

    Lake Superior

    Level 3: Coastal Kayak: Basic Strokes and Rescues Skills Course
  • 07.04.22 – 07.08.22

    Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

    Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course
  • 07.05.22 – 07.06.22

    Richmond, Virginia, USA

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course
  • 07.06.22 – 07.06.22

    Annapolis, MD, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills Assessment
  • 07.06.22 – 07.07.22

    Rowleys Bay, WI, USA

    Level 2-3: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Update
  • 07.06.22 – 07.06.22

    Bay Village, OH, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course

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