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swift water rescue students on the river

Consider making it a career!

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

STAFF TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Here is your chance to provide camp administrators, counselors, and leaders an essential training! All courses are instructed by highly experienced instructors and instructor trainers who have taught throughout the United States

swift water rescue linkSwift Water Rescue

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.
NOT AVAILABLE SUMMER 2021

American Canoe Association Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Skills AssessmentAmerican Canoe Association Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Skills Assessment - 305003

This ACA Assessment Course is designed to evaluate a participant's ability to perform Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor skills in 10-15 knot winds, 1-2 foot waves or surf, within 1.5 nautical miles from shore, along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. Participants will receive documentation of having achieved a certain level of paddling ability. Prerequisites: participants will have participated in a minimum of three, full day journeys e.g. longer than 8 nautical miles.
MAY 29, 2021, Duluth, MN
9am-6:30pm

Register by: 4pm, May 25, 2021
Cost: Skills Assessment Only: $100 UMD Students / $150 Others
Skills Assessment plus ICW: $500 UMD Students / $750 Others
Call 218-726-7128 to Register
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ACA COASTAL KAYAK FOR INSTRUCTORSAmerican Canoe Association Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop - 305001

In this supportive environment you will demonstrate and hone your skills, receive a professional evaluation of your paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management, and interpersonal skills. Prerequisite for Instructor Candidates: pass a Level 3 Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment or Level 3 Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Assessment. **Participants not seeking an instructor certification are also invited to enroll for a portion of the course as practice students for the IT candidates at a discounted rate. Please inquire about dates and pricing for practice students.
JUNE 2 – 6, 2021, Duluth, MN
Register by: 4pm, April 30, 2021
Cost: ICW only: $450 UMD Students / $650 Others
Skills Assessment plus ICW: $500 UMD Students / $750 Others
Minimum participants: 4; Maximum participants: 10
Call 218-726-7128 to Register
PDF iconINFORMATION SHEET