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Kayak Lessons - ACA Certified

american canoe association lessons and instructor certificationWe offer American Canoe Association  (ACA) certified instruction for both kayak and canoe lessons and instructor certification.  Our experienced instructors will give you hands on training in most aspects of paddlesports benefitting beginners through masters.

Call us at (281) 292-5600 or use the form below to schedule a lesson. 

QuickStart

quick start kayak lessons in houston, the woodlands, conrieQuickStart is a brief, three-hour introduction to paddling a kayak.

Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water.

While designed as a stand-alone, introductory course, QuickStart students often progress to the Introduction to Kayak course to acquire greater paddling skill through significantly more guided, on-water practice time.

paddling lessons in houstonIntroduction to Kayaking

Introduction to Kayaking is a six-hour course focusing on skills needed for any type of kayak including but not limited to sit on tops, recreational, folding and inflatable.

Presentations include dressing to paddle safely and potential paddling hazards. Simple rescues are demonstrated by the instructor combined with the paddling skills practiced by students to maneuver safely and comfortably on still water. canoe and kayak lessons in houston, the woodlands, spring, conroe, galveston

Designed as a stand-alone course, students desiring more intensive skills would proceed to Level 2 or 3 courses to continue the learning and refinement process, as one progresses forward, the track to follows depends on interest and kayak type. 

Call us at (281) 292-5600 or use the form below to ask questions and schedule a lesson. See the calendar for upcoming lessons.

Intermediate & Advanced Kayaking Courses

ACA certified instructor - see us in Paddler MagazineExperienced paddlers and graduates of the Introduction to Kayaking course may take more advance kayaking lessons including:

Introduction to Canoeing

Introduction to Canoeing is a six-hour course focusing on the basic canoe skills for the solo and/or tandem canoeist.

Students are presented with basic information on boat control, paddling apparel, potential hazards and simple rescues. An entry level of paddling skills is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and effectively maneuver on flat-water.

If a paddler decides to move above the Introductory level, the successive courses are divided into two categories: Touring Canoe & River Canoe.

Instructor Certification

We offer ACA Instructor Certification.  To become an ACA instructor, candidates must:

 

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Your kayaking and canoeing lessons are provided in a safe, professional, and fun environment. 

Call us at (281) 292-5600 or use the form above to schedule a lesson.

 

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