A skills course can cover all or part of the course outline and are tailored to fit the needs of the participants.  Skills courses do not have to be taken in a successive order.  At the conclusion of a skills course, participants may receive a participation card.


One of the American Kayaking Association’s many goals is to provide education and awareness regarding water safety, conservation and education to the general public.

Undoubtedly there is so much for an individual to learn and we’re here to assist them. Whether you come to us for a beginning kayak course, or advanced skills training, your ACA instruction will be the most fun, exciting, and intense lessons you’ve ever had – on any subject!

Experienced kayak instructors know there are significant differences between the way a good kayaker paddles and the way paddling technique is typically being taught. Our training classes combines our ideal course locations, small class size limits, instructor experience, equipment resources, and practical training. Our kayaking lessons are designed to maximize your learning and success.

The American Kayaking Association (AKA) is in no way associated or affiliated with the American Canoe Association (ACA), whatsoever. However, the AKA offers ACA programs through certified ACA instructors; following the guidelines and protocol set forth by the ACA. Our goals, passion and devotion to educating the general public is no different.