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Have fun at NPC!On Saturday of the NPC, conference attendees have a range of options to choose from during the day.

Please note, all courses, meetings and trips will conclude in time for participants to attend the Legends of Paddling Reception at 6:00pm followed by the Annual Banquet at 7:00pm.


Instructor Updates

As part of the conference or symposium registration, certified ACA Instructors have the option to sign up for an Instructor Update in their respective disciplines and levels. Specific informaton will be sent from the facilitating Instructor Trainers approximately two weeks before the start of the conference. Please note, this should be done with your registration form prior to the conference.


Board of Director's Meeting

The ACA Board of Directors meets in person three times per year. This board meeting will take place at the conference hotel, and all members are encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity for you to be involved with the governance of your association.


Paddling Trips

  • Guided trips
  •  Paddling on your own with other attendees

Paddle Green Trips

  • The ACA partners with local non-profits to conduct river clean ups.


  • A variety of skills clinics, from beginner to advanced are offered each year 
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The 38th Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

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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