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Becoming an ACA Instructor: Part 1

by¬†Anvesh Singh Thapa India has an active kayaking community (along with tons of epic rivers!), bolstered recently by its two major kayak festivals: Ganga Kayak Festival and Malabar River Festival. But our community has not yet matured toward standardization. Sure, there are safety and first aid courses that paddlers can take, but for instructing and…

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ACA Instructor Trainer Conference

2015 Year in Review

First off, THANK YOU all for your support in 2015. Whether you were on the river with us or simply sent good vibes our way, we appreciate you and we wouldn’t be here without your support! Thank you! Here are a few highlights from 2015: Redwood Coast Sampler Sundance partnered with Potomac River Outfitters to…

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Christine Johnston

Christine Johnston: ACA Kayak Instructor Experience

Christine Johnston Shares Her Story Kayaking is a true treasure. And it is one of those rare treasures that continue to grow the more you share it with others. As I reflect on my first experiences in a kayak, I remember the kindness of friends and even strangers that lent me gear, helped drain my…

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J.R. Weir Kayak Instructor Sundance Kayak School

Want to Become an Instructor?

Greetings Team Sundance! Have you ever considered becoming a kayak instructor? If you love kayaking and are passionate about helping others experience the magic of this sport, then you should give it some thought. This is J.R. Weir, lead instructor for Sundance Kayak School, and this year I became an ACA certified Instructor Trainer. On…

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