Instructor Development Workshop (IDW)

Becoming an instructor can be very rewarding!

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) will walk you through what is expected of you as an instructor.  You must have basic paddling skills and a desire to learn in order to take this class. This 3 day course introductes you or reinforces good paddling techniques, leadership skills, navigation, incident managment, teaching, best practices  and much more. This is the first step to becoming an instructor.  This class is taught by an American Canoe Association instructor trainers (IT).

Kayaks can be rented, but each paddler should have most of their own personal gear. 

Cost: $300

For more information on the ACA Instructor Development Workshop, visit the American Canoe Association website at