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Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW)

This is an Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW) with Instructor Trainer Joe Moore of Adaptive Expeditions as a post-conference event for the Instructor Trainer Conference being held at James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina.

10/25/2015 to 10/27/2015
When: 10/25/2015
Where: Conference Center
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, South Carolina  29412
United States
Presenter: ACA Instructor Trainer Conference
Contact: Joe Moore

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At the core of the ACA's Adaptive Program, Adaptive Paddling Workshops (APWs) provide the information necessary to seamlessly integrate individuals with physical disabilities into outdoor recreation programs in the context of paddlesports. 

APWs focus on five key topics:

(1) Language, Etiquette and Interaction

(2) The Legal Context

(3) Cultivating Seamless Integration

(4) Adaptive Outfitting Concepts & Goals

(5) Mechanics of Adaptive Outfitting for Paddlesports.

An APW involves hands-on learning in both a classroom and in calm, protected waters. 

An APW can be used once as the Update portion of your ACA Instructor certification maintenance requirements for all ACA paddling disciplines except Safety and Rescue.

For additional questions about the APW curriculum or Endorsement standards, please email Joe Moore at:

Pre-Requisites: ACA Instructor certification in any discipline 

Cost: $200

Sunday, October 25: 4pm-7pm
Monday & Tuesday, October 26 & 27: 8:30am - 5:30pm

For kayakers with physical disabilities (and those interested in becoming kayakers), the final day of an APW offers a perfect opportunity to learn from experts how to modify equipment and learn technique to paddle comfortably, safely and with a high level of performance.  Participating in the APW will prepare you to join Adaptive Expeditions on kayaking day trips and expeditions.  To participate for free during the final day of the APW please call Joe Moore at Adaptive Expeditions (843.637.7269) or email

For further information, please see the following link for Post-Conference Events for the ACA Instructor Trainer Conference 

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