ACA Certification  Courses


​​2022 Instructor and Trip Leader Training Schedule

Session #1:   L2 Trip Leader Training - WatersEdge Kayak Club

Date: May 10, 17, 24 2022 (Fri)

Location: Rocky Pt Park, Baltimore, MD

Instructor Trainer: Rick Wiebush


 

 

Session #2:   Outward Bound Trip Leader Training and Assessment
Dates: June 3 - 10,  2022 (Fri - Fri)
Location:  MD Eastern Shore

Instructor Trainer: Rick Wiebush
Note: Private training for Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound staff

 

Session #3:   Trip Leader Training -Annapolis Maritime Museum Staff

Dates: June 21 - 23,  2022 (Tues - Thurs)

Location: Annapolis, MD

Instructor Trainer: Rick Wiebush

This is a private training for Maritime Museum staff.

Session #4: ACA L3 IDW and Update

Dates: June 28 - 30,  2022 (Tues - Thurs)

Location: Metompkin Inlet, Onancock, VA

IT: Rick Wiebush

Cost: $125/day

This IDW and Update will definitely take place. It is an IDW and Update only. The ICE will be held in the Fall 2022. The intent is to give candidates time to practice their pedagogical skills prior to the assessment.

The Update requires a minimum of two days, but can be any two in the three day span of dates.

Session #5: ACA L4 ICW

Dates: August 2 - 5, 2022 

Location: Metompkin Inlet, Onancock, VA

Instructors: Ashley Brown

Cost: $150/day

Join Ashley for an exciting L4 ICW at two of the premier spots on the east coast for developing or honing L4 instructor skills. This four-day course will take place on the VA Eastern Shore at Metompkin Inlet and Smith Island Inlet, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Exciting L4 conditions are (almost) guaranteed every day at one or both venues: wind, waves, current, surf, bounce. If you want to become an L4 instructor, or already are an L4 instructor and need an update, or just want to ramp up your skills, this is an event that you’ll want to take advantage of. Ashley is an ACA L4 IT and L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor. She blends advanced skill development with solid pedagogical approaches both on and off the water, and wraps them both in a context of fun and excitement. Click here for L4 Instructor criteria.

ates

This course is offered by Wavepaddler and sponsored by Cross Currents. The cost is $150/day. Updates require a minimum of two days. L4 skills assessments require all four days. L3/4 practice students are welcome for a minimum of two days at $120 per day. Group housing will be available at an additional cost of $55 - $60 pp/per night.  Questions? Contact Ashley at wavepaddlerashley@gmail.com. To register, contact Rick Wiebush at rwiebush@gmail.com.

 

 

Session #6: ACA L2 ICW

Dates: September 6-8, 2022

Location: Easton, MD

Instructors: Rick Wiebush

Cost: $150/day

 

This is a private ICW for the Staff of Phillips Wharf and ShoreRivers environmental centers.