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Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leading Assessment
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4/7/2015 to 4/10/2015
When: 4/7/2015
Where: Lake Louise
Orlando, Florida 
United States
Contact: Carl Ladd

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Assessment Overview: This course is intended to provide the minimum skills and training necessary for an adult leader possessing basic paddling skills (see prerequisite below) to lead a trip for participants with beginner level paddling skills, in gentle conditions, with apparent wind not exceeding 10 knots, waves not exceeding 1 foot and currents to 2 knots. The emphasis of this course is trip leading, safety education and rescue, not paddling instruction. The content is relevant for clubs, camps, scouts and other entities providing trips. Essential Eligibility Criteria: In order to participate in an ACA Skills Assessment Course, each participant must satisfy the following essential eligibility criteria: Be able to independently participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course outline while also maintaining an appropriate and safe body position Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted lifejacket, be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head above water Be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other course participants Be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion

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