ACA L1/2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Update

Bowers Harbor-Traverse City Neahtawanta Rd, Traverse City, MI, United States

Get together with your fellow instructors to sharpen your skills and meet your four-year requirement to keep your ACA certification current. Topics include: On-water skills and maneuvers Risk management and safety Assessment techniques Self and assisted rescue techniques Teach back opportunities On-land safety presentations Administrative support The program will involve a full day on the …

$125

ACA L1/2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Update

Gillson Park Wilmette, IL, United States

Get together with your fellow instructors to sharpen your skills and meet your four-year requirement to keep your ACA certification current. Topics include: On-water skills and maneuvers Risk management and safety Assessment techniques Self and assisted rescue techniques Teach back opportunities On-land safety presentations Administrative support The program will involve a full day on the …

$125

ACA L1 Introduction to Kayak Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)-PRIVATE EVENT

The ACA Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking certification qualifies you to teach introductory kayak skills in a variety of paddle craft (sea kayaks, sit on tops, recreational kayaks) without spray skirts in a protected and calm water environment. This certification program is a great opportunity for club paddlers, livery instructors, and camp waterfront staff to …

Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement

Bowers Harbor-Traverse City Neahtawanta Rd, Traverse City, MI, United States

The Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course is designed to assist coastal kayakers refining basic and advancing strokes and maneuvers. Participants should have successfully completed a Level 2 or equivalent training. This full-day program will emphasize the following skills: Improving efficiency in your forward, reserve, and sweep strokes Preventing capsize through use of bracing Developing greater boat …

$99

ACA L1/2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Update

Bowers Harbor-Traverse City Neahtawanta Rd, Traverse City, MI, United States

Get together with your fellow instructors to sharpen your skills and meet your four-year requirement to keep your ACA certification current. Topics include: On-water skills and maneuvers Risk management and safety Assessment techniques Self and assisted rescue techniques Teach back opportunities On-land safety presentations Administrative support The program will involve a full day on the …

$125

Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium

Bay of Fundy 52 Ye Old Argyle Rd, Glenwood, NS, Canada

John will be a guest coach at the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium in Nova Scotia. Learn more at bofsks.com.

CPR / AED / First Aid Certification (NMC)

NMC 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI, United States

This interactive class combines video with hands-on practical experience on the latest CPR skills, AED use, and basic first aid knowledge. ASHI Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid training program provides an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches, and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving adults, …

$149

CPR / AED / First Aid Certification

Izaak Walton Elgin Chapter 899 Jay St, Elgin, IL, United States

This interactive class combines video with hands-on practical experience on the latest CPR skills, AED use, and basic first aid knowledge. ASHI Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid training program provides an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches, and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving adults, …

$59

Wilderness First Aid Certification

NMC 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI, United States

This interactive class provide combines guided presentation with hands-on practical scenarios to give you the skills, knowledge, and abilities to best care for an ill or injured person until you can reach qualified care. Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid …

$299

Quiet Adventures Symposium 2024

MSU Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI, United States

John will be presenting two different topics at this year's Quiet Adventures Symposium event in Lansing, MI Perfectly Pack your Kayak for a Multi-Day Trip Power to the Paddle: Exercises to improve your canoe and kayak paddling Get your admission tickets to the Quiet Adventures Symposium!

Canoecopia 2024

Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison, WI, United States

John will be presenting four different topics at this year's Canoecopia event in Madison, Wisconsin Perfectly Pack your Kayak for a Multi-Day Trip Friday, 6:30 pm, Atrium Navigating the Seas with Nautical Charts Saturday, 3:30 pm, Caribou Room Power to the Paddle: Exercises to improve your canoe and kayak paddling Sunday, 11:30 am, Atrium Five …

Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Started Kayaking

Backcountry North 2820 N U.S. 31 S., Traverse City, MI, United States

It sounds easy...buy a boat, put it in the water, start paddling. Let’s talk about what you need, what you don’t, and more to make a paddler’s first or 50th day on the water full of smiles. Come to this safe space where we’ll explore all those questions that you’ve been afraid to ask but …

$10

ACA L2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Chicago, IL

The ACA Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring certification qualifies you to teach introductory kayak skills in a variety of paddle craft (sea kayaks, sit on tops, recreational kayaks) in a protected and calm water environment. This certification program is a great opportunity for club paddlers, livery instructors, and camp waterfront staff to add kayaking …

TBD

ACA Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking Skills

Manteno, IL 851 N Main St, Manteno, IL, United States

The Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) skills course is an introductory program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on the water. A boat with sealed bow and stern bulkheads is recommended to participate in capsize and rescue technique activities. Spray skirts will not be used during this class. Topics …

ACA L1-2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Update

Traverse City Traverse City, MI, United States

Get together with your fellow instructors to sharpen your skills and meet your four-year requirement to keep your ACA certification current. Topics include: On-water skills and maneuvers Risk management and safety Assessment techniques Self and assisted rescue techniques Teach back opportunities On-land safety presentations Administrative support The program will involve a full day on the …

$125

ACA Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking Skills

Arbutus Lake 506 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City, United States

The Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) skills course is an first-level program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on the water. Spray skirts will not be used during this class. Topics covered include: Personal and group equipment On and off water safety and etiquette Safe launching and landing …

$79

ACA L2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW)

Chicago, IL

The ACA Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring certification qualifies you to teach introductory kayak skills in a variety of paddle craft (sea kayaks, sit on tops, recreational kayaks) in a protected and calm water environment. This certification program is a great opportunity for club paddlers, livery instructors, and camp waterfront staff to add kayaking …

$550

Paddling Safety Workshop – Sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Air Station Traverse City 175 Airport Access Dr., Traverse City, United States

This comprehensive land-based program will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge to prepare for a safe trip on the water.  This program is being conducted as a service to the paddling community in cooperation with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary-Air Station Traverse City. Topics include: Conditions important to the Paddler: 4-W’s (Water, Wind, Waves and …

$15

Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills and Guide Training

Alpena, MI

Leading a day paddle on Lake Michigan The Essentials of Kayak Touring skills and guide training is designed to expose candidates to the skill-set required to lead paddlers in protected waterways. While this is not a teaching award, a guide and trip leader should also be able to provide basic tips to paddlers, as appropriate, …

Kayak Quickstart

Arbutus Lake 506 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City, United States

The Kayak Quickstart workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of kayaking. Topics include: Equipment for paddling Staying safe on the water Understanding and avoiding potential hazards Fundamental strokes to maneuver your kayak Basic rescue demonstration Sit on top, recreational boats, and sea kayaks are all welcome to participate in this class. Date: Tuesday, June …

$59