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 4: Whitewater Kayaking

Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics:

 
  • Welcome, introductions, paperwork

 

  • Student & instructor course expectations and limitations

 

  • Course itinerary & site logistics

  • Review waiver, assumption of risk, challenge by choice, medical disclosure

  • About the ACA

 

  • PFD policy (always wear on water)

 

  • Appropriate personal behavior
 

 

  • No alcohol / substance abuse

 

  • Proper etiquette on & off the water

 

  • Respect private property

 

  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics