ACA Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Workshop

Cook  Forest State Park will be conducting an entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) kayaking course for kayak enthusiasts.  The following subjects will be covered: equipment, loading & unloading, rescues, and strokes.  In order to participate, each participant must satisfy essential eligibility criteria.  All participants will be required to complete a wet exit.  Day 1 will consist of instruction within the river at the Park Office.  On Day 2 we’ll apply these skills along a stretch of the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River.  Remember to bring sturdy river sneakers (flip-flops are NOT permitted), and change of clothes.  Participants should have a drybag that is large enough to house all their necessities while on the river.  Refreshments provided both days.  Lunch provided the second day.  Those with specific dietary requirements will have to provide their own meals.  Kayaks, appropriate gear, snacks & water provided.  Everyone WILL GET COMPLETELY WET, so please dress appropriately.  Participants must pre-register by contacting Dale Luthringer, environmental education specialist, at (814)744-8475 or [email protected] with check received by 6/19.  Cost is $75/participant payable by check or money order to the ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’.  We’re accepting only 12 participants for this course.  Children 14 years and up permitted with participating adult.  Those who successfully complete this course will receive an ACA Skills Course Completion Card, and 50% discount on future canoe & kayaking programs sponsored by Cook Forest State Park.  (16 hrs)

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Jun 27 - 28 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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