Course Overview

The River Kayaking course is a program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry-level through intermediate individuals in public, private and commercial settings.

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 two day class to be taught on rivers up to class II rapids.

ACA Official Curriculum: Level 3: River Kayaking

Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics

Getting Started
 

The Paddling Environment

 

 

 

 

Personal Preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

River Reading River Running

Equipment

 

 

 


 

Safety & Rescue Strokes

 

Optional at instructors’ discretion: Roll (Taught by L3 instructor with Kayak Rolling endorsement or L4 or L5 Kayak Instructors) 

 

 

 

 

Maneuvers

 

Flatwater Practice

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   

Whitewater Practice Conclusion & Wrap Up