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Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course
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Where: Moraine State Park
Portersville, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Pennsylvania State Parks
24.865.2131 ext. 107

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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pavilion #6 McDanel’s Launch - North Shore Area of Moraine State Park

This is an entry-level American Canoe Association (ACA) kayaking course that requires preregistration with limited spots available. The topics covered in this course include paddling environment, equipment, regulations, loading and unloading, strokes, maneuvers, wet exits, and rescue techniques. Participants will get wet as this is a hands-on course! All participants should possess basic swim skills and be comfortable on, in, and around the water. The course is open to adults and children over the age of 12. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult. Participants who complete the course will receive an ACA Skills Course Participation Card. All kayaks and equipment will be provided. Registration required, call the park office 724 368-8811 to register. Registration opens Monday, June 4th. 

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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