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Level 3-4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Update
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This is an Level 3: Coastal Kayaking and Level 4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Update with Instructor Trainer Bonnie Perry on Lake Michigan outside North Muskegon, Michigan.

When: 5/22/2015
Where: Duck Lake State Park/Lake Michigan
3560 Memorial Drive
North Muskegon, Michigan  49461
United States
Contact: Bonnie Perry

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Bonnie Perry Paddling is pleased to offer an ACA Instructor Update in conjunction with the West Michigan Coastal Kayaker’s Association (WMCKA). The update will be held May 22nd at 8:30 AM prior to the start of the annual WMCKA symposium on Lake Michigan.

Bonnie Perry will be working with Dave Wells, Naturally Superior Adventures, to provide a L3-L4 Coastal Kayak update for current instructors. L2 instructors may also join the update, at their current level, if it is decided that they are competent to paddle in the L3-L4 conditions.

ACA Instructor Maintenance Requirements: By the end of the 4 year certification period, the following minimum maintenance requirements must be met in order for the certification to be renewed for an additional 4 years:

  • Maintain annual ACA membership and SEIC registration
  • Instructors must teach and properly report a minimum of two classes every four years. At least one class should be at the highest level of certification.
  • Successfully complete an Instructor Update during the certification period

The meeting location is Duck Lake State Park, 3560 Memorial Drive, North Muskegon, MI 49445.

The update will be held on Lake Michigan.

Further information and cost details are available via email:


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