ACA Kayak Instructor Certification Course
Liquid Adventures is known for its innovative, progressive, and quality education at all levels of kayaking. For five days during the ACA Instructor’s course, 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.
Our annual May Instructor workshop is organized into two portions; a 3 day Instructor Developement Workshop (IDW) and a 2 day instructor certification exam (ICE). During the IDW your instructor trainer (IT) will introduce you to the ACA and the techniques and methods for kayak instruction. During the ICE 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.
Join Tom McEwan and staff for the best training in successful teaching techniques, safety and rescue issues, group leadership and organization, stroke development and more!
Who: Intermediate and Advanced boaters
What: IDW – 3 days, ICE – 2 days offered in a back to back format or offered over two weekends Two days for Advanced White Water
Where and when: IDW and ICE —various locations on the Potomac .
What to bring: You can bring your own boat and equipment or rent one from us.
Cost: $500 IDW/ICE – $300 for IDW and $200 for ICE.
Prerequisites: Comfort with Intermediate (class III) skills, and ability to roll.
Registration: Consult our calendar for dates and register - on the right side of this page.