Clubs & Organizations - ACA

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Clubs & Organizations

The following membership options are available if you choose this membership type.

This membership type is for all organizations and festivals, including retailers and manufacturers, who wish to affiliate with the ACA. There is a tiered structure with corresponding benefits:

Affiliate Member $125
Green Affiliate  $500
Paddlesports Partner $1,000
Waterways Partner $2,500
Supporting Partner $5,000
Sustaining Partner $10,000


Paddle America Club (PAC)

This is the nation’s premier status for paddling clubs.  This membership type is for the club.  The club President or their designee (the primary club contact person) should complete the registration form to join as a new PAC or renew the club’s dues.  PAC status also allows the club to use ACA insurance for a range of events.

Paddle America Clubs:

Paddle America Clubs with 0-75 members: $125
Paddle America Clubs with 76+ members: $175


Outfitters and Guides

This membership type is designed exclusively for outfitters, liveries and guides (OLG).  One of the many benefits of this membership type is that by meeting certain criteria, OLG members will be eligible for discounted pricing on various insurance policies.  From basic protection to complex and unique risks, the ACA endorsed insurance program is proud to offer the protection outfitters, liveries, and guides need.  Learn more about the ACA’s OLG Program.

OLG Membership: $125


Pro School

This membership type is for organizations centered around education and instruction. They must have continually operated as a paddlesports school for a minimum of 4 consecutive years, comply with paddlesports best practices, have the appropriate ACA Instructor certifications for lead staff, and offer a discount to ACA members on certain programs. Learn more about ACA Pro Schools.

Pro School:  $650