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Level 1-4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)
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9/5/2015 to 9/7/2015
When: 9/5/2015
Where: Big Bay, Michigan 
United States
Contact: Sam Crowley

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Big Bay L1-4 IDW (May 15-17) & ICE (Sept 5-7)

Offered since 1999 at this location by Sea Kayak Specialists, this is the longest running ACA Instructor Workshops on the Great Lakes by the same instructors in the same location. With the classroom facilities and on water location, this is also one of the best locations on the Great Lakes for hosting ACA Instructor Workshops. Sam Crowley and Nancy Uschold of Sea Kayak Specialists are two of the most experienced paddlers and Instructor Trainer/Educator not only on the Great Lakes but nationally as well. They have been instructing since 1996, running ACA Instructor Workshops since 1999 as well as paddling expeditions on the Great Lakes, both Coasts of North America and in Europe. In 2002 Nancy paddled solo around Lake Superior and in 2007 Sam paddled solo around Ireland.

This ACA workshop provides professional training that has proven popular with regional outfitters, paddling clubs and recreational paddlers looking to instruct. We take pride in the trust outfitters place in us to train their staff and in running a workshop participants highly rate for learning, quality and professionalism.

Held at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI. It is a large camp that holds seasonal programs for adults & youth with physical disabilities. Bay Cliff’s location on Lake Superior ensures minimal driving. The indoor classroom is heated and outdoor classroom space is available as well. On water location includes a protected harbor with nearby sand beaches, break walls and cliffs that offers a dynamic location for training and assessing Levels 3-4. Timing of IDW & ICE workshops increases the chances for Level 4/Open Water conditions.

Lodging options include room and board, a county campground and motels.
Stay at Bay Cliff for $120 (3 days & nights). Family style meals (3 per day) that can accommodate most food preferences with adequate notice. Dorm style accommodations with limited private rooms available for extra fee. Heated rooms, dining area & showers. Past participants highly recommend staying at Bay Cliff.

Discount for early registration. For more information, check out:
or contact Sam at 906-250-4238

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