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Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Day Trip Leader Training
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5/21/2016 to 5/22/2016
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Where: Lake Superior
Big Bay, Michigan 
United States
Contact: Sam Crowley

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Guide Workshops 2016

ACA Level 2 Kayak Instructor Certification & ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training: May 19-22 & Testing: Sept 9-11

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.

These ACA workshops provide professional training that has proven popular with regional outfitters, paddling clubs and recreational. 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.

Stay at Bay Cliff for a reasonable rate with 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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