Paddle Instruction


Learn to Kayak Safely

Our A.C.A. certified instructors will work with you as you learn the skills needed to safely paddle a kayak, one step at a time. Whether you're interested in paddling on flat water or braving the rapids, we have the program for you. See the Course schedule below for a date that is convenient to you. Call or e-mail us for more information or to schedule your own class.

All of the scheduled classes are the ACA's "essentials of river kayaking" course and begin at 9:00 am. Please arrive at the ACO office by 8:30 am in order to prepare for the day. Class usually lasts until 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Call or e-mail now as the classes tend to fill quickly and the class size is limited. Cost: $105.00, includes all equipment needed.

Scheduled class dates for 2017

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • Saturday, June 11, 2017
  • Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Sunday, September 3, 2017
  • Or schedule your own class date!

ACO is proud to support the Norse Paddle Company of Warsaw, N.Y. Norse manufactures high quality canoe and kayak paddles.

For more info, go to: www.norsepaddles.com