Paddle Instruction


Learn to Kayak Moving Water

Our American Canoe Association certified instructors will work with you as you learn the skills needed to paddle a kayak safely and confidently on moving water, one step at a time. Whether you're interested in paddling on flat water or braving the rapids, these skills will serve 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 the scheduled classes are based on the ACA's course "Essentials of River Kayaking" and begin at 9:00 am. Please arrive at the ACO office by 8:30 am 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 to 5 new students. Cost: $125.00, includes, boat and equipment rental for the day.

Scheduled Class Dates for 2022

  • Saturday, May 28
  • Sunday, June 12
  • Sunday, June 19
  • Sunday, July 17
  • Sunday, July 31
  • 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