September 9-11, 2016 marked the first ever ACA symposium designed exclusively for Level 1-2 Instructors. Six instructor trainers from all over the southeast gathered in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host instructor updates for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding, as well as activities and round table discussions pertaining to current paddling industry trends, safety and educational standards, and issues that Level 1-2 instructors face in their ongoing goal of introducing people to the joy and benefits of paddling.
More than two dozen ACA instructors attended the symposium, and leant their vast experience and perspectives to the event, which boasted spectacular weather and scenery, engaging paddling lessons and demonstrations, and cross pollination between the ACA Level 1 and 2 canoeing, kayaking, and SUP curricula. To check out photos of this monumental event, please find the ACA on Facebook.
For ACA instructors of all levels who are seeking an update, who wish to learn from a wide variety of ACA Instructor Trainers and Educators, who wish to contribute to or observe the process of discipline committees or the SEIC meeting, or to paddle the scenic coastline of Sausalito, California, please check out the ACA website for information about our upcoming National Paddlesports Conference on November 11-13th!