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Employment opportunities include Sea Kayak Instructors, Whitewater Kayak Instructors, SUP Instructors and Kiting Instructors

Contacts: Randy Carlson, 218-726-6177 or rcarlso6@d.umn.edu and Pat Kohlin, 218-726-8801 or pkohlin@d.umn.edu 

SWIFT WATER RESCUE 205005

Learn how to prepare for and react to swift water rescue situations. Classroom and hands-on learning focuses on equipment, rope skills, self and assisted-rescues that are done from in or out of the boat. The final day is dedicated to handling on-river rescue scenarios in groups. Paddlers must be comfortable paddling a kayak or canoe in at least Class II whitewater.
May 19-21
Meet at the Outpost, 9am-4pm
Cost: $318 UMD Students/$362 Others

AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION COASTAL KAYAK L1-L2 ICW

The Instructor Certification Workshop is designed to train Instructor Candidates at Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking and up to Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring. Candidates will prepare lessons, practice teach, analyze videotape, refine strokes, improve sea kayaking skills and complete skills exam on protected waters. Upon certification, you can teach ACA courses and obtain ACA insurance. Facilitated by Instructor Trainer - Pat Kohlin.
June 1-4
Meet at the UMD Boat Shed, 9am-6pm
$377 UMD Students/$420 Others
INFORMATION SHEET

AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD DW/ICE (L1-L2)

This workshop is designed to develop and evaluate experienced stand-up paddleboard Instructor Candidates. We will prepare lessons, develop our teaching methods, analyze videotape and refine paddling skills on flatwater, in river current and on Lake Superior. Facilitated by Instructor Trainer - Randy Carlson and assistants.
June 22-25
Meet at the Outpost  9am-9pm
Cost: $377 UMD Students/$420 Others
INFORMATION SHEET

AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD L3 OPEN WATER COASTAL INSTRUCTOR UPGRADE

This multi-day instructor course is designed for ACA Level 2 Essentials of SUP instructors who want to upgrade to Level 3 Open Water Coastal SUP. Prepare lessons, practice teaching, analyze videotape, refine strokes, improve coastal paddling skills and complete skills exam. Facilitated by Instructor Trainers - Randy Carlson and Steve Schearer.
JULY 8-9
Meet at the UMD Boat Shed, 9am-9pm
Cost: $195 UMD Students/$225 Others