CBEC believes that accessibility to the waters of the Bay will increase appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem. For this reason, CBEC is hosting six ACA Instruction Programs for Kayak Paddling Skills and Assessments in the spring and summer to ensure paddlers have the opportunity to hone paddling technique and learn safety and rescue strategies.
ACA Level 2 Flatwater Safety and Rescue Course
August 10th or September 9th 10am-5pm
Course Overview: Course Overview: This workshop introduces essential flatwater safety practices and rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, in the first few minutes of an emergency.
Pre-Paddling Preparation, Safety and Rescue Equipment Overview , Self and Assist Rescue Maneuvers
Class size minimum of 5 and maximum of 15, 2 hours of dryland instruction, 3 hours of on-water instruction on calm, flat water, Certified ACA Kayak Instructors at a ratio of 5 to 1.
Skills Course: $65 For CBEC Members (Includes use of our Kayaks and Equipment)*, $70 For Non CBEC Members*
Kayak and Equipment Rental Fee: $20
What is the American Canoe Association?: The American Canoe Association (ACA) is the oldest and largest paddle sports organization in the United States, promoting canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. The ACA sponsors more than seven hundred events each year, along with safety education, instructor certification, waterway conservation and public information campaigns. There are more than four thousand ACA certified canoe and kayak instructors. More than two hundred local paddling clubs and fifty thousand individuals are members. The Association publishes the bi-monthly Paddler Magazine.