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Group Leader Training/ ACA Certification Class


  • North Guana Outpost 4415 Mickler Rd Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082 United States (map)

Join us for a two day Trip Leader Seminar, the class is designed to prepare you to lead any group in the outdoors. Leading a group can be just paddling with a friend to being a professional wilderness guide. Learn how to plan trips locally, prepare a group of novices to paddle, several ways to rescue all types of kayaks & SUP’s, basic First Aid, on water safety, tide reading, understanding the weather, efficient paddling techniques and learn the language to teach others to paddle proficiently.

This course is intended to provide the minimum skills and training necessary for an adult leader possessing basic paddling skills to lead a trip for participants with beginner level paddling skills, in gentle conditions. The emphasis of this course is trip leading, safety

education and rescue, not paddling instruction. The content is relevant for clubs, camps, scouts, meet up group leaders and other entities providing trips.

American Canoe Association Trip Leader Assessment Certificate of Completion

Cost: $160 (ACA Members or with out ACA Certificate of Completion)

$200 (includes ACA membership and Certificate of Completion through the ACA)

Course Instructor: Rachel Austin

Earlier Event: July 24
Paddle Pilates
Later Event: July 25
Guana River Estuary Exploration