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The ACA provides a range of recreational opportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddlesports safety and education. As part of the ACA's leadership role in the paddlesports community, we have initiated this conference to target all facets of the paddlesports community.



National Paddlesports Conference

Additional Highlights

  • Exciting events for paddlers of all experience levels
    • whitewater
    • flatwater on Lake Fontana
  • Family paddling opportunities
  • High Quality Educational Sessions
  • Instructor Updates
  • Instructor Trainer Update Workshop
  • International Whitewater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • State Director Conference
  • Canopy Tours
  • Hiking, fishing, & biking opportunities
  • much more...

Partnership Opportunities


*Make plans to attend this event in the fall!



ACA Mission

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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