ACA L3 IDW

Field trip: ACA COASTAL SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 3 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

ACA L3 IDW - Golden Gardens

This is a 3 day instructor development workshop to learn the skills to effectively and efficiently teach kayak paddling using ACA methodology and criteria. See location info for actual meeting location.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021 — Sun, Sep 26, 2021
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak II+, Easy+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3
IDW: September 24th - 26th
NOTE: The initial default meeting location for Day 1 is Ballard Kayak Kiosk at W Dock, next to the Corinthian Yacht Club Clubhouse.
Day 1: 8:00am - 8:00pm (with evening class session) Located at Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle. The initial meeting location (subject to change due to weather conditions) is Shilshole Bay Marina W Dock, at the Ballard Kayak Kiosk, next to Corinthian Yacht Club Clubhouse. 
Day 2: 8:00am - 6:00pm Deception Pass or Ft. Ebey (Depending on conditions)
Day 3: 8:00am - 6:00pm Deception Pass or Ft. Ebey (Depending on conditions)

Prior to attending the IDW an ACA Level 3 assessment is required. This assessment is to evaluate your present paddling skills to ensure that time spent during IDW is focused on instructional techniques rather than learning basic paddling skills.

The assessment form used for ACA Level 3 can be found here.

The following document details the instructor criteria that will be assessed at the instructor examination in September. Generally each skill involves the knowledge of and to be able to effectively and efficiently perform, assess and teach.

ACA L3 Instructor Criteria.

Route/Place

Golden Gardens


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 basic kayak essentials, helmet, tow belt, extra paddles.

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