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4/23/2016 to 4/24/2016
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Where: Chicago River & Lake Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: James Morro

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Chicago Guide Workshops
ACA Level 2 Kayak Instructor Certification &
ACA Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leader
April 21-24, 2016

These ACA workshops provide professional training that has proven popular with regional outfitters, paddling clubs and recreational paddlers. This is the training regional outfitters look for when hiring staff and many of the participants go on to guide kayak trips. Participants highly rate the workshops for skill development, fun, quality and professionalism.

Held in Chicago, these workshops will take advantage of the nearby Chicago River and Lake Michigan waters. Beautiful locations, they offer a great location for the training and assessment requirements of the workshops.

Lead Instructor Trainer is Sam Crowley of, one of the most experienced paddlers and Instructor Trainer/Educator on the Great Lakes and nationally. He has been instructing since 1996, running ACA Instructor Workshops since 1999 and paddling expeditions: on the Great Lakes, both Coasts of North America and in Europe. In 2007 Sam paddled solo around Ireland.

Workshop hosts are Urban Kayaks (UK), from their website:
We are two brothers and a life long friend in our mid 20s. As native Chicagoans and avid adventurers, we set out to create an experience that showcases our hometown in an amazing and unique way. From courteous and helpful staff to our lovable pooches hanging out at the shop, this experience will leave a smile on your face. We love Chicago and work hard every day to share the city that raised us and the adventure that inspired us

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For more information and to register, contact: James Morro 773-859-0300 

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