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ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW)

4/23/2017 to 4/25/2017
When: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Where: James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, South Carolina  29412
United States
Contact: Joe Moore

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James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive 
Charleston, SC, 29412

2.5-day Schedule:
Sunday, April 23, 2017   (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Monday & Tuesday, April 24 & 25, 2017  (8:30am – 5:30pm)

This APW will be led by Adaptive Expeditions and is offered in cooperation with CCPRC Outdoor Program as part of the 2017 East Coast Paddlesports Symposium (April 21-23, 2017).  The 27th annual East Coast Paddlesports Symposium is a 3-day immersion in the history, technique, hands-on experience, and fun of kayaking, canoeing, SUP, and more.  The symposium is the heart of the Charleston Outdoor Fest, and paddling enthusiasts will not be disappointed.  Click below for more information and to register for the 2017 East Coast Paddlesports Symposium.

ACA Instructor Endorsement Candidate APW Enrollment Fee:
$400 (Includes textbook & all course materials).  All proceeds will support the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Adaptive Expeditions.

Course Description:
At the core of the ACA 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.

ACA Instructors in any paddling discipline can earn the Adaptive Paddling Instructor Endorsement.  ACA Instructors can also receive a one-time Update for Instructor Certification maintenance.

ACA Certified Instructors who want to register as an Instructor Endorsement Candidate for the entire workshop, please Register Here. You can pay the course fee in the last step of the registration process.

For kayakers with physical disabilities (and those interested in becoming kayakers), the final day of this APW (Tuesday, April 25) offers a perfect opportunity to learn from experts about adaptive paddlesport outfitting, risk assessment and management, and techniques to paddle comfortably, safely, and with a high level of performance.  To participate for free during the final day of this APW please Register Here

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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