08.12.22 – 08.28.22
Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
Buena Vista, CO, USA
The Level 4 whitewater kayak instructor course will cover beginner and intermediate teaching progressions, strokes, river maneuvers, rolling, class organization and risk management. The first weekend will emphasize primarily flatwater skills and development of teaching techniques, whereas the second weekend will focus on river skills and risk management. ACA certification is recognized as the baseline for paddling instructors, and provides instructors with a number of benefits, including insurance and several pro-deals.
Instructor candidates should be class III or better kayakers, who are interested in learning how to paddle and teach more effectively. Candidates will be evaluated based on their class III boating skills, their ability to teach effectively, and their ability to model paddling skills on flatwater and up to class II whitewater. To receive certification, participants will need to attend both weekends, and will need to successfully complete a number of teaching and performance requirements. Participation in the class does not guarantee certification. Participants who do not receive certification will be given a written list of areas to work on, and will have up to four years to complete the list. Part of the class will focus on polishing and developing the candidate’s skills, and many paddlers find that both their teaching and their paddling skills improve after taking the course.Contact Information David Evans