Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE) - ACA

Upcoming Events

08.25.24 – 08.30.24

Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

Poolesville, MD, USA

Join our professional Instructor Trainers for a one of a kind innovative, progressive, quality program for kayak instructors. We combine highly experienced, positive-minded instruction, video techniques, and a variety of teaching methods and venues to demonstrate our unique learning methods.

Whether your interest lies in teaching in a formal program, guiding friends or club members, or just improving your own personal skills, these classes provide a wealth of information and hands-on skills training. The curriculum covers all that is required for American Canoe Association (ACA) certification, and more.

The first half of this course is an Instructor Development Workshop when your instructor trainer (IT) will introduce you to the ACA and the techniques and methods for kayak instruction. During the second half you will complete a practical Instructor Certification Exam when you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency with the material, techniques, and skills through assigned and unassigned teaching topics, scenarios, and mock classes. Instructor candidates will have the chance to earn a Level 3 (river) or Level 4 (whitewater) kayak instructor certification from the ACA upon successful completion of the course, though participation does not guarantee certification.

Course Fee $750
Additional costs (not included):
ACA Membership $40,
SEIC Dues $30, both are annual.
Lodging, Food, Snacks

To register email: RiverSchool@Calleva.org

Steve-O McKone has been an instructor since 2009. He has taken a dozen instructor courses with different ITs over the years and tas taken tools from each to develop his own style. Steve-O is the director at Calleva River School.

Jordan Taylor (he/they) has thirty years of experience instructing whitewater and has served many organizations in an instructor development role. Jordan is passionate about educational spaces designed with lots of different kinds of people in mind. To read more about Jordan you can visit www.paddlesportinstitute.com.

Nate Nahikian has been actively instructing full time since 1999. He is known for having a deep knowledge of instructing the kayak roll and providing tips and tricks for other instructors interested in improving their roll instruction methods.

Ashley McEwan has been a kayaker since childhood and an instructor since 2015. She is currently working toward earning an Instructor Trainer certification. Her passion is supporting people in finding themselves within an outdoor setting.

To register email Jordan at jordantaylorriver@gmail.com

Contact Information Jordan Taylor