Intro to Kayaking
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Introduction to Kayaking
The Introduction to Kayaking course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level individuals in the public, private and commercial setting. This course is appropriate for all kayak craft, including traditional decked kayaks, inflatables and sit on tops. It is assumed the boats will be paddled solo. The instructor may want to limit this program to one type of craft, but will announce this prior to the start of the course.
All course participants must be able to independently perform all skills/rescues in the course outline found here: ACA L1 Intro to Kayaking Skills Course
Essential Eligibility Criteria:
Be able to independently participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course
outline while also maintaining an appropriate and safe body position. Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted lifejacket. Be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head
above water. Be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other course participants. Be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion. Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
Course Prerequisites:Quickstart Your Kayak
Instructors: ACA Level 1: Introduction to Kayak Instructor (or higher)
Course Duration: 6 to 8 hours$75 per person which includes all kayaking equipment. Course is limited to 5 participants and requires advanced registration either at Outdoor Endeavors or online.
All participants must come prepared with personal clothing, snacks, water, etc. for an extended day on the water.