The American Canoe Association and Landmark Learning (Learning Specialists for the Outdoor Community) will offer a series of paddlesport courses and instruction throughout the southeast. Locations include Western North Carolina, South Carolina, parts of Georgia and Tennessee.
For interested paddlers living in Western North Carolina the majority of the courses will be within driving distance: Cullowhee, Clemson, Black Mountain, Burnsville, Brevard and Knoxville.
The ACA offers courses in the following areas:
Safety & Rescue
Stand Up Paddleboarding
The ACA offers four types of courses:
Skills - designed to expose and develop participants skills, offered in all disciplines and at all levels
Skills Assessments - participants must successfully complete a checklist of skills in order to receive a certificate from the ACA
Certifications - Instructor Certification Workshops (ICWs) are offered in all paddlesports disciplines
Endorsements - a certified ACA Instructor can become endorsed to teach additional, specialized courses
They have provided links to several courses that you might be interested in:
Please click on the appropriate link below to see a calendar of the applicable upcoming courses:
Instructor Certification Workshops
The American Canoe Association is the oldest canoe organization in the United States. It was founded in 1880. Read the History of the ACA. You can also find a Time Line on the same page.
According to their website, Landmark Learning is an affiliate and endorsed by the ACA.
Landmark Learning's mission is to be the leading resource in education and training for the outdoor community, advancing national standards through a network of professional educators, researchers, and certification specialists.
If you are interested in becoming or gaining experience and share your experiences with other paddlers and instructor or if you want to become an instructor or just support a Good Cause call, text or email.
Just think, the ACA has been around for 135 years. Somebody must have learned something in all those years.
Oh yea, I almost forgot: THE FIRST COURSE BEGINS IN CULLOWHEE AND THERE IS ALREADY A WAITING LIST AND THE OTHER CLASSES ARE FILLING UP FAST!!