Sea Kayak Trip Leadership Training - July- Apostle Islands Lake Superior

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 - 8:00 am through Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 - 5:00 pm

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Leader: Michael Hammer

Event Information


Sea Kayak Trip Leadership Training - Apostle Islands Lake Superior

Tentative Dates: July 26-August 1, 2019 (This is a general window to be finalized soon.)

Pending interest and water safety approval, I plan to co-lead a training trip opportunity to earn:
(A) ACA Sea Kayak Trip Leader Certification.

(B) ACA Knowledge/Skills Assessment (prior to the trip)

My goal is to develop skilled paddlers, instructors, and leaders.

The American Canoe Association (ACAis the industry standard for paddle sports in North America and is a recognized standard worldwide.

Why: ACA training/certification in paddling, teaching, safety, and leadership skills is essential and highly valued for those who intend to work and/or play in the outdoors. 

Here is your opportunity close to home in one of our favorite Great Lakes. This training trip will occur on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands National Shoreline.

***Focus of Leadership Training:
This opportunity is in conjunction with a multi-day trip in the Apostle Islands. The Trip Leader Training/Certification provides more focused training on trip planning, risk and incident management, safety, weather, navigation, and trip/group management. This is the industry recognized training designed for sea kayak guides on the Great Lakes and beyond.

Leaders:  I will be co-leading this training trip with an ACA Instructor Trainer.


Please sign up on the wait list if you are sincerely interested. Final participant list will be at the leader's discretion. Space is limited by island campsite capacity and by leadership safety considerations.

**Make sure to answer each of the questions.**

Required Gear: Those who participate would have access to club sea kayaks and club gear. I will review these details with the final participants.

Required Skills: Strong SK1 skills (or better) and standard swim test are required before the trip. For those seeking ACA certification, you must also pass an ACA skills assessment before the trip. You will need to practice skills.  Pool sessions and other training opportunities are on the calendar to help you develop those skills. Personal fitness is very important for a multiday trip like this.

Costs: Will be determined based on number of participants. Given the training component, this will cost more than a typical club trip. I expect those who participate will also commit to teach and lead others in the club. You must deminstrate a commitment to lead and serve others.

This is a terrific opportunity to learn and earn in one of the sea kayaking national treasures. Let's go!

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