This assessment is for anyone who wants to check in with their skills and receive ACA documentation after successfully competing the assessment. Or as the first step by the ACA to becoming a certified instructor, followed by an instructor development workshop and instructor certification exam (to be taken at separate times) Contact me for more info about upcoming instructor workshop and exam.
·Effective wet exit ·Launching and landing ·Effective forward paddling ·Effective reverse paddling ·Rotate 360 ̊ ·Turning with forward momentum ·Turning with reverse momentum ·Sideways movement—static ·Sideways movement with forward momentum ·Preventing capsize ·Sculling for support ·Deep water rescue ·Self-rescue ·Towing ·Rescues
·Weather (knowledge of weather resources and the impact of weather on kayakers) ·Basic navigation (interpret basic chart datum, plotting a course and adjusting for variation) ·Leave No Trace skills and ethics ·Group awareness and communication ·Hazard assessment and avoidance ·Recognition and avoidance of hypothermia and hyperthermia.
A full list of requirements for this course can be found HERE
Because of the amount of materials to be covered this assessment will meet at 8:30am - 5pm. We will spend the morning on navigation until temperatures warm up, then will continue on the water to cover skills with video analysis and debrief with videos to end the day.
Location TBD because of conditions required (10-15k wind, 1-2ft waves), venue will be between Portland and Astoria Oregon. Must be an ACA member to receive documentation for this course.
Cost $139 Plus 6% booking company fee. (Minimum enrollment 2 - Max 5 students)
We pay the booking fee if you enter promo code no6%fee when signing up.