Course Overview

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 should announce this prior to the start of the course.

PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, clothing suitable for paddling, protective footwear, boat, paddle.

NOTE: The CCA does not provide boating gear.  Participants need to acquire gear and properly outfit prior to the class.

This is typically a one day class to be taught on calm flat water with minimal traffic.

ACA Official Curriculum: Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking

Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics

Getting Started
 
 
The Paddling Environment
Personal Preparation

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rescue

Strokes

Conclusion & Wrap Up

Maneuvers