We offer canoe instructor training through the American Canoe Association: Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW, ICE). Participants can choose to include a one day Introduction to Canoeing to help review paddle strokes before the intensive Instructor Workshop. This is strongly encouraged by the instructor.
Please note that all courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh water lake. The temperatures in June can be extremely cold. We strongly recommend that you bring a wetsuit. Lifeguard Certification is highly recommended for anyone teaching children on the water. Refer to American Camp Association Accreditation Standards for appropriate water sport training requirements.
Instructors: American Canoe Association Instructor Trainers, OLTOA Instructors
American Canoe Association: Level 1 Canoe Instructor with Introduction to Canoeing
- To learn or review basic canoe strokes before moving into the instructor level course (includes Intro to Canoeing Skills Course on day 1.) This is strongly recommended for all students and especially for those with minimal paddling experience.
- To certify an individual to teach the American Canoe Association Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing curriculum
- To gain knowledge of canoe safety
- To strengthen teaching skills
- To comply with ACA Accreditation Standards
Date Options Intro and Instructor:
- Option 1: Canoe Instructor w/Intro Course: Friday June 3rd starting at 9am – Monday June 6th finishing at 5pm
- Option 2: Canoe Instructor w/Intro Course: Tuesday June 7th starting at 9am – Friday June 10th finishing at 5pm
Cost: $485 (Intro and Instructor Course)
Please note that the Canoe Instructor training is a full time commitment, including evening classes and coursework.
- Please note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required by the Canoe Instructors
- Minimum Age 18 for American Canoe Association Instructor requirements
- Excellent physical condition and strong swimming skills
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- We recommend you review the following ACA Instructor Criteria for the Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor
Certifications: American Canoe Association, Level I Introduction to Canoeing Instructor